David Bradt is a specialist in emergency medicine and public health. He trained at academic medical centers in the US, UK, and Australia as well as cross-trained in disaster management through the International Committee of the Red Cross, the World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and USAID's Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance. His professional interest is disaster health services leading to disaster field experience in 25 countries and territories. Among his assignments, he served as International Federation of Red Cross medical coordinator in Zaire during the Rwandan genocide, International Rescue Committee physician in Macedonia and Albania during the Kosovo ethnic cleansing, WHO health coordinator in India after the Gujarat earthquake, WHO medical coordinator in Indonesia after the Indian Ocean tsunami, WHO emergency coordinator in Tunisia during the Libyan civil war, USAID\OFDA senior field officer in Sudan during the Darfur genocide, USAID\OFDA health officer in Indonesia after the Javanese earthquake, USAID\OFDA regional advisor in Southern Africa during the El Nino drought, and American Red Cross medical consultant at US disasters including Hurricane Andrew, Supertyphoon Paka, and World Trade Center terrorism.
Dr. Bradt has held faculty appointments in the US at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and clinical appointments in Australia at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has served as a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Resident Scholar, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, and Fulbright Specialist in Public/Global Health. His awards include the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Outstanding Faculty Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Society of Alumni Award for Public Health Practice, American Red Cross National Headquarters Volunteer Award in Disaster Services, WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia Certificate of Appreciation for emergency response, and International Federation for Emergency Medicine Humanitarian Award.