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Center for Disaster Medicine

Donate Now button‌Founded in 2005, the Center for Disaster Medicine's purpose is to conduct interdisciplinary research, training, technical assistance, and educational activities related to emergency preparedness for disasters, terrorism, and public health emergencies.

The Center for Disaster Medicine is on the cutting edge of disaster medicine. The Center conducts interdisciplinary research, training, technical assistance, and educational activities related to emergency preparedness for disasters, terrorism and public health emergencies. By training the responders, and by focusing on vulnerable populations, including children, the disabled, and the elderly, the Center fulfills a unique role in the region by serving as a multi-disciplinary academic resource on a diverse range of emergency preparedness issues.

As part of New York Medical College, the leading academic biomedical sciences institution and principal academic public health resource to all seven health departments in the Hudson Valley, the Center offers its specialized services and education to those involved with the response to disasters, terrorism and public health emergencies.

The Center serves as a multi-disciplinary academic resource on a wide range of emergency preparedness topics. We specialize in:

  • preparedness issues unique to New York's Hudson Valley region
  • preparedness for special populations including children, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Through the School of Health Sciences and Practice, the Center for Disaster Medicine offers an Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management.