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Public Health Emergencies: The Common Thread (English)


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A public health seminar recorded on October 26, 2009.

Dr. Fred (Skip) Burkle, MD, MPH is a Senior Fellow with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a Senior Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington DC, Professor, Department of Community Emergency Health, Monash University Medical School, Melbourne, Australia, Senior Associate Faculty, Department of International Health and the Center for Refugee & Disaster Response, Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutes, and Adjunct Professor, the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

In 2007 he was elected a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Burkle has published over 150 scientific articles, abstracts and book chapters, four books, three on disaster management including Disaster Medicine (1984). He has worked in and consulted on numerous humanitarian emergencies and large-scale international disasters in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. From 2002-03, Dr. Burkle served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Dr. Burkle holds post-graduate degrees from Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, University of California at Berkeley, University of Geneva, and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is qualified in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, and holds a Master's Degree in Public Health and Diploma in Tropical Medicine. He is a retired Naval Reserve Captain and a member of the Board of Directors and Overseer of the International Rescue Committee.


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