BRANDON GREENBERG, PhD(c), MPA, CEM
Bio: Brandon Greenberg, PhD(c), MPA, CEM has over 12 years of interdisciplinary experience helping clients plan for and operate in complex, dynamic and uncertain environments.He currently leads teams that support Federal, State, local and private sector clients with research and policy development for preparedness, resilience, information and technology using mixed-methods approaches. Mr. Greenberg holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and is currently a Systems Engineering PhD Candidate at The George Washington University where he researches ways to improve information management and sharing in disasters.
He supported National Level Exercise 2009, the National Exercise Program, the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program, and the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. In 2005, while working as an EMT, he was deployed with a Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team to treat survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
He is the former Co-Chair of the DHS Science & Technology Virtual Social Media Working Group (VSMWG) and member of Operation Dragon Fire (ODF), a high-level public-private initiative led by the CDC to provide better information in disasters. He can be found blogging at DisasterNet.co and tweeting @DisasterNet. He also runs a weekly newsletter that highlights innovative ways information and technology are being leveraged for disasters and resilience.
For my resume, please see my LinkedIn Profile.
- DisasterNet, Inc., Disaster Management Information and Technology Consulting, President/Founder, 2010-Present
- Obsidian, A Cadmus Company, Emergency Management/Homeland Security, Associate, 2016-2016
- George Washington University, Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management, Doctoral Research, 2013-2016
- ICF International, Emergency Management/Homeland Security, Consultant, 2007-2010
- United Nations, Business Continuity Management Unit, Graduate Intern, Summer 2012
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Disaster Medical System, Disaster Medical Assistance Team, EMT, 2004-Present
- Denver Health Hospital, Paramedic Division, EMT, 2006-2007
- PhD - George Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Engineering Management - Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management, 2013-Present
- MPA - New York University, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy, 2013
- Graduate Certificate - University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Public Health, Community Preparedness and Disaster Management, 2010
- BSBA - University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, Business Management and Leadership, 2005
- Disaster Information Systems: How information purposes and preferences lead to better design
COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS
- Operation Dragon Fire, Governance Committee
- DHS Virtual Social Media Working Group, Former Co-Chair and Member
- IAEM Emerging Technology Caucus, Member
Gralla, Erica; Brandon Greenberg; Paule Voevodsky, John Harrald, Gregory Shaw, & Samuel Babbitt. 2016. "A Capabilities-Based Framework for Designing and Evaluating Oil Spill Response Exercises." U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
- Disaster Information Systems: How information purposes and preferences lead to better design (academic paper in development)
- Using Social Media for Enhanced Situation Awareness and Decision Support, DHS Virtual Social Media Working Group, June 2014. (Contributor)
- How You Can Help 'Crowdsource' Typhoon Yolanda Response, Emergency Management Magazine, November 13, 2013.
- Why is Crisis Mapping So Popular?, Emergency Management Magazine, October 23, 2013.
- Social Media and Risk Management Opportunities: Risks and Best Practices, NYU InterCEP - Global Risk Forum, 2013. (Contributor)
- Social Media in Disaster Exercises: 5 Tips for Success, IAEM Bulletin, August 2011, Vol. 28 No. 8, p9.
INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS
- Social Media: From Concept to Reality, International Association of Emergency Managers, November 16, 2015. (Panel)
- Technology Trends for Situation Awareness, IntegReady's Ten Steps to Readiness Series, June 18, 2015.
- Technology Trends and Digital Volunteerism, Points of Light, March 10, 2015.
- Technology Trends for Situation Awareness, NYU InterCEP - Global Risk Forum, December 17, 2014.
- Using Social Media for Enhanced Situation Awareness and Decision Support, DHS First Responder Resource Group, June 12, 2014.
- Social Media for First Responders and Analysts, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Symposium, September 12, 2013. (Panel)
- Social Media Listening Posts: Best Practices, NYU InterCEP Global Risk Network, October 17, 2012. (Panel)
- Social Media for Associations, Association of Contingency Planners, August 8, 2012.
- Introduction to Business Continuity for Nonprofits, NYC Office of Emergency Management, January 24, 2012.
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
- Certified Emergency Manager (IAEM)
- FEMA Professional Development Series,
- HSEEP Train-the-Trainer
- Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT & CO)
- Association of Contingency Planners (ACP)
- International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)