Health Emergency Preparedness Manager
San Mateo County Health Emergency Preparedness
Dr. Shruti Dhapodkar is an Emergency Management Professional who works with San Mateo County, California as the Health Emergency Preparedness Manager. Dr. Dhapodkar believes in strengthening the collaboration and integration of medical health emergency preparedness into all stages of disaster planning. In her time as the Emergency Manager for San Mateo County Health, Dr. Dhapodkar has responded to a variety of incidents notably including the 2017 Napa and Sonoma County Fires, the 2018 YouTube Shooting, and the 2018 Mendocino Complex Fire. Highlights of her work also include expanding the San Mateo County Healthcare Coalition from nine members to over sixty active participants. Dr. Dhapodkar’ s innovative approach to emergency management has earned her recognition from California Department of Public Health with Promising Practice Award in 2018. In addition, Dr. Dhapodkar also currently serves as the Bay Area BioWatch Co-Chair, Association of Bay Area Health Officials Public Health Preparedness Subcommittee Co-Chair, and Association of Bay Area Health Officials Liaison. Prior to her current role, Dr. Dhapodkar had a thriving burn and wound care practice in Chicago.
Wednesday, March 27
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM