Graduate Faculty and Staff

Dr. Joseph A. Barbera, M.D.

Co-Director of the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management (ICDRM); Associate Professor of EMSE


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Address: 800 22nd St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20052
Phone: +1 (202) 994 8424
Fax: +1 (202) 994 0245

Office Hours:

by appointment only

Research Areas:

  • Emergency management
  • Management of large-scale incident response
  • Management of volunteers in major disasters
  • Mass casualty and public health emergency response


  • EMSE 6325 Medical and Public Health Emergency Management
  • EMSE 6330 Management of Terrorism Preparedness and Response

Professional Experience:

  • Former Director, Disaster Medicine Program, Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine

  • Board-certified Emergency Physician

  • Urban Search & Rescue

  • Large-scale incident response (see brief biography for details)
  • National and International Lecturer


List of Publications

Educational Background:

  • download brief bio:
  • Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • B.S., Notre Dame University
  • M.D., Pittsburgh School of Medicine