Dr. Walsh is the Co-Director of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program in Disaster Research and Training. His specialty fields include disaster research in emergency management, preparedness policy formulation, and human and organizational factors influencing disaster operations. He is the International Association of Emergency Mangers’ (IAEM) representative on the EMS Agenda 2050 Project. In addition, he is a founding member of the National Emergency Services Coalition on Medical Preparedness and is the chair of IAEM’s Nominations and Credentials Committee.
He holds a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) certification, is a Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP), a National Disaster Healthcare Certification in the specialty of Disaster Preparedness, Response, Mitigation and Recovery for the ANCC, and is listed on the ANCC Content Expert Registry. In addition, he is the former Assistant Director of the Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education at Louisiana State University.
Dr. Walsh is the recipient of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Under Secretary’s Award for Program Support, Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Science & Technology Directorate.