Jeff Schlegelmilch is the deputy director for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. In this role, he oversees the operations and strategic planning for the center. Schlegelmilch also oversees projects related to the practice and policy of disaster preparedness. His areas of expertise includes disaster policy, public health preparedness, community resilience, and the integration of private and public sector capabilities. Before taking his role at Columbia, Schlegelmilch was the manager for the international and non-healthcare business sector for the Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response. Schlegelmilch was also previously an epidemiologist and emergency planner for the Boston Public Health Commission.
Schlegelmilch holds a master’s of public health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in health policy and management and a master’s degree in business administration from Quinnipiac University.