Areas of Expertise

Healthy living/disease prevention, infectious disease, public safety, disaster and public health preparedness


Michael J. Reilly is the director of the Center for Disaster Medicine and an associate professor of environmental health science at the School of Health Sciences and Practice, and of clinical emergency medicine at the School of Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC). He earned a Bachelor of Science at Northeastern University, an MPH. at Yale University and a Dr.P.H. at NYMC. Dr. Reilly has multidisciplinary experience in prehospital medicine, public safety, inter-governmental relations, public health and emergency management. He has been published in leading disaster medicine and public health preparedness journals, and received international awards and recognition for his work on trauma systems and health systems in the context of disaster and public health preparedness. Dr. Reilly is an internationally recognized expert and writer—co-authoring a textbook titled, “Health Care Emergency Management: Principles and Practice,”—in the areas of emergency medical services and health system preparedness and response, with direct experience in responding to mass casualty events and public health emergencies.

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