Mark Keim, MD, MBA

Mark Keim, MD, MBA

Mark Keim

Name: Keim, Mark MD, MBA

Department of Primary Appointment: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Position: USU Staff
Title: Senior Science Advisor


Dr. Keim is the Chief Executive Officer for DisasterDoc LLC, specializing in consultation, education and research related to public health emergencies. He is also an adjunct professor at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health and faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Harvard Medical School, Disaster Medicine Fellowship.

Mark is residency-trained in Emergency Medicine (Albany, NY) and fellowship-trained in Disaster Medicine (Emory University). He most recently earned an MBA degree at Emory University Goizueta School of Business in 2014.

Mark is retired from CDC, where he served as Associate Director for Science for the CDC Office for Environmental Health Emergencies, and twice received the DHHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service as CDC’s incident manager for Anthrax and Katrina; as well as the CDC Special Service Award for leading field response after the Indonesia tsunami. In 2015, he received the prestigious UN Sasakawa Certificate of Merit recognizing global impact on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Dr. Keim is the author of 46 journal publications and 23 book chapters. He has served as a peer review consultant for 21 scientific journals and on the editorial board of 4 scientific journals. His press interviews have appeared on CNN, PBS, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Washington Post, The Lancet and Scientific American.

Mark’s research interests include: disaster risk reduction; performance management; climate change and extreme events; quality control applied to emergency operations; competency based disaster education; and capability based disaster planning.