Attila Hertelendy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Florida International University

Attila Hertelendy has more than 25 years of leadership experience in disaster medicine. Prior to academe, he worked as a hospital executive in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Canada and the United States. Dr. Hertelendy teaches leadership, organizational behavior and healthcare management in the Healthcare and Executive MBA programs at Florida International University. He is also director of innovation and technology and the associate director of research in the Disaster Medicine Fellowship program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital. Dr. Hertelendy is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches public health and humanitarian response in the international Executive Master’s in Emergency and Disaster Management program.

Dr. Hertelendy’s research interests explore the health implications of climate change and how technology such as telemedicine can be used to improve the delivery and sustainability of healthcare during disasters. He is the author of over 45 published articles and numerous book chapters, and is the guest editor of the Journal of Emergency Management, co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Emergency Services, and associate editor of Disaster Medicine and Public Health. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Climate Change and Health.


Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness: Gap Analysis for Healthcare Organizations

Presented by Attila Hertelendy, PhD, Craig Fugate, Gregory Ciottone, MD at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 25th.

The COVID-19 pandemic tested the resiliency of healthcare organizations globally. A fundamental understanding of what went well and what can be learned will be discussed. A gap analysis pertinent to healthcare organizations will be presented. Participants will learn about crisis leadership concepts and the role of the CDC and FEMA in pandemics and disaster response…