Competition: US & Canada
Education: Johns Hopkins University
David A. Bradt, M.D., M.P.H., D.T.M.&H., is a disaster epidemiologist working in disaster medicine and disaster public health. He has earned fellowships in five medical specialty societies across the U.S., U.K., and Australia as well as cross-trained in disaster management through the International Committee of the Red Cross, the World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, and Tripler Army Medical Center. His professional interest is disaster health services leading to disaster field experience in twenty-one countries and territories. Among his assignments, he served as International Federation of Red Cross medical coordinator in Zaire during the Rwandan genocide, International Rescue Committee physician in Macedonia and Albania during the Kosovo ethnic cleansing, WHO medical coordinator in Indonesia after the Indian Ocean tsunami, WHO health coordinator in India after the Gujarat earthquake, WHO technical consultant in Indonesia at the Timor crisis and the Maluku crisis, USAIDOFDA health officer in Indonesia after the Javanese earthquake, USAIDOFDA senior field officer in Sudan during the Darfur genocide, USAIDOFDA health officer in Ethiopia during a food security crisis, and American Red Cross medical consultant at U.S. disasters including World Trade Center terrorism, Supertyphoon Paka, and Hurricane Andrew.
Dr. Bradt has held institutional appointments in the U.S. at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and in Australia at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has served on the editorial boards of two NLM indexed biomedical journals, the board of directors of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, the specialists candidate roster of the Fulbright Specialists Program, and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Scholarly Residency Program. His research addresses disaster preparedness metrics in health systems, rapid epidemiological assessment of disasters, health status of disaster-affected populations, and best practices in disaster relief operations. He consults on disaster health issues for governmental, non-governmental, Red Cross, and UN organizations. His awards include the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Outstanding Faculty Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Society of Alumni Award for Public Health Practice, American Red Cross National Headquarters Volunteer Award in Disaster Services, USAID Meritorious Group Award to the Darfur Disaster Assistance Response Team, WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia Certificate of Appreciation for emergency response, and International Federation for Emergency Medicine Humanitarian Award.