David Eisenman

University of California, Los Angeles

David Eisenman is professor in residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health at University of California, Los Angeles, where he is the director of the Center for Public Health and Disasters. Eisenman’s training is in internal medicine, public health, and health services research. He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Forest Service, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Department of Homeland Security to study community resilience to disasters, climate change, violence, and the health effects of disasters and trauma. Recent research has addressed social and built-environment predictors of heatwave mortality, organizational networks in disaster recovery, adaptation and implementation of evidence-based preparedness programs, behavioral responses to wireless emergency alerts, climate change policy in public health, social cohesion and health, wildfires and mental health, community recovery from school shootings and terrorism, countering violent extremism, and improving post-traumatic stress disorder treatment delivery in primary care clinics. He was a principal investigator on the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project, a community-level, randomized control trial of a program for building community-level resilience. From 2012-2016, he was the preparedness science officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program. Eisenman is an associate natural scientist at RAND. Further details on his research and publications are available online at The Center for Public Health and Disasters (www.cphd.ucla.edu). He holds a board certification in internal medicine, cares for patients at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, and loves to surf, hike and sail.