Meet the Experts

Disaster Preparedness for Health Professionals, hosted by H. John Blossom, MD and co-hosted by Christian Sandrock, MD and, features these noted health care providers and disaster response experts from around California.


Host: H. John Blossom, MD
Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
Director, CA AHEC, Cal-PEN Programs
University of California San Francisco - Fresno

Co-Host: Christian Sandrock, MD, MPH, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Intensive Care UnitDivision of Infectious Diseases
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
UC Davis School of Medicine

Featured Experts

Timothy E. Albertson, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Anesthesia & Emergency Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Director California Poison Control Center
UC Davis School of Medicine

D.E. Amundson, DO, MS, FACP, FCCP, FCCMCapt MC USN
Associate Professor of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Director, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Naval Medical Center, San Diego

Tomás J. Aragón, MD, DrPH
Adjunct Professor, Division of Epidemiology
Center for Infectious Diseases & Emergency Readiness
University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health

Howard Backer, MD, MPH
Associate Secretary, Emergency Preparedness
California Health and Human Services Agency
Past Chief, Immunization Branch
California Department of Public Health

Aaron E. Bair, MD, MSc, FAAEM, FACEP
Associate Professor
Director of Emergency Medicine
Simulation and Disaster Management
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, Davis

Carol Cardona, DVM, PhD, DACPV
Veterinarian, Agricultural Experiment Station
Specialist in Cooperative Extension
University of California, Davis

Asha Devereaux, MD, MPH, FACP, FCCP
Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine
Served in US Navy from 1991-2002
Physician Advisory Board, San Diego Medical Reserve Corps

Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Public Health Preparedness
Director, International Disaster Medical Sciences Fellowship
University of California at Irvine, School of Medicine

Larry Masterman, MICP, CEM
Founder, The Rural Response Group/ Preparedness Consulting & Training
Past Director, EMS Systems, Disaster, Terrorism and Communications
Northern California EMS

Kathryn H. Meier, PharmD, DABAT
Clinical Pharmacist, Toxicology Management SpecialistAssociate Professor of Pharmacy
California Poison Control System, San Francisco Division
University of California, San Francisco

Jeffrey L. Rubin
Chief, Disaster Medical Services Division
California Emergency Medical Services Authority

Patty Skoglund, RN
Administrative Director, Disaster Preparedness
Scripps Health, San Diego
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