Eric Rasmussen is founding Chief Executive Officer of InSTEDD and served as CEO until October 2010. Prior to joining InSTEDD, Eric was both Chairman of the Department of Medicine within the US Navy Medical Center, and an advisor in humanitarian informatics for the US Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has led disaster response teams in more than 15 events, including the tsunami in Banda Aceh, Katrina, the Izmit earthquake, and Haiti. He is also currently serves as Permanent Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Forum on Water Disasters, as a member of the US CDC’s Congressional Task Force on Global Biosurveillance, and as a member of Kofi Annan’s Global Humanitarian Forum in Geneva.
Eric Rasmussen, Founding CEO of InSTEDD, talks about emerging infections, their impact on the developing world and the development of relatively new diseases & infections appearing in different geographic places.