Attila Hertelendy, PhD
Attila Hertelendy has more than 28 years of leadership experience as a hospital administrator and executive in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Canada and the United States, with a background in disaster and emergency management. Dr. Hertelendy is an adjunct associate professor of environmental health sciences at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. He is also director of the Middle East hub for the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education. Dr. Hertelendy is an associate professor and teaches leadership and healthcare management in the Master of Business Administration program at Florida International University. He is working to raise awareness internationally and educate healthcare executives about decarbonizing the healthcare sector. Dr. Hertelendy’s research interests explore healthcare resiliency and the intersection between climate change health and disaster medicine. He studies the health implications of climate change and how technology can be used to improve both the delivery and sustainability of healthcare during disasters. He is the author of more than 85 published articles in leading healthcare and management journals, including Harvard Business Review, and numerous book chapters, and is guest editor for the Journal of Emergency Management and Journal of Public Health and associate editor for Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. He also is on the editorial board of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. Dr. Hertelendy is co-research director for the Disaster Medicine Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a frequent international keynote speaker on crisis leadership, disaster and emergency management, global health security and climate change.