BRANDON GREENBERG, PhD(c), MPA, CEM
Bio: Brandon Greenberg, PhD(c), MPA, CEM has over 13 years of interdisciplinary experience helping clients plan for and operate in complex, dynamic and uncertain environments. This experience includes supporting Federal, State, local and private sector clients with research, policy development, and strategy for resilience as well as information sharing and use of technology in response operations. 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.
G&H International Services, Inc., Information and Technology for Emergency Management, Senior Consultant/Project Manger, 2017-Present
DisasterNet, Inc., Disaster Management Information and Technology Consulting, President/Founder, 2010-Present
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
Information Exchange in Disaster Response: Responder Behavior and the Effects of Organizational Design (In Progress)
COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS
Operation Dragon Fire, Governance Committee
DHS Virtual Social Media Working Group, Former Co-Chair and Member
IAEM Emerging Technology Caucus, Former Member
Greenberg, Brandon, Paule Voevodsky, and Erica Gralla. "A Capabilities-Based Framework for Disaster Response Exercise Design and Evaluation: Findings from Oil Spill Response Exercises." Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 13.4 (2017).
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.
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,
Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT & CO)
Association of Contingency Planners (ACP), Former
International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), Former