Health Emergency Management
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Anna Maria College offers a first of its kind graduate program, providing health professionals with the leadership, organization and communication skills to take on elevated roles during health emergencies and disaster events. Graduates will be prepared to effectively plan and integrate a survivor-focused, ethics-based collaborative community response to emergencies and disaster events.
The Master of Science in Health Emergency Management is an interdisciplinary program uniquely integrating technology, clinical practices and emergency and disaster medicine with engineering, ethics and computation. The degree is designed for medical graduate students and trained health professionals including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, paramedics and EMTs.
The master’s program is a joint academic program between Anna Maria College and the BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine Program. Dr. Greg Ciottone serves as the program Medical Director and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Through both coursework and three on-ground simulation exercises, this hybrid master degree will equip health professionals with the necessary best practice skills and training to elevate their roles in planning and response in the face of the growing number of natural and man-made disasters and disease outbreak.

As a graduate student in Health Emergency Management you will:

  • Acquire the skills, training, drill/exercise and theory necessary for responding to and managing health emergencies and disasters.
  • Focus areas include:
    • Public Health Hazards Planning and Response
    • Intentional Threats and Disasters
    • Natural and Man-made Disaster
    • Theory and Logistics of Mass Gathering Disasters
    • Building Sustainable Coalitions
    • Industry and Commerce
  • Learn how to effectively engage and communicate with the public and with local, state, federal, faith-based and community leaders concerning the response and recovery process in health emergency and disaster events.
You can earn a Certificate in Health Emergency Management in just 12 credits. Click here to learn more.
For a printable pdf of the informational brochure, click here.