Children's National Health System
Joelle Simpson, MD, MPH, is a nationally recognized expert in pediatric disaster preparedness and pediatric emergency medicine. She is the Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at Children's National Health System in Washington DC. In this role, she provides strategic leadership for Children's National's disaster preparedness, response, and community outreach efforts. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She is also co-Director of a Disaster Medicine Scholarly Concentration 4-year course for medical students at George Washington University.
In greater Washington DC, Dr Simpson serves as a clinical advisor to the DC Health and Medical Coalition where she provides clinical direction and counsel on the development and implementation of DC preparedness and response plans and supervises the coalition work products to ensure compliance with the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) requirements. Dr. Simpson is also the Program Director for the DC Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) State Partnership program working on a current national project to improve the everyday “pediatric readiness” of local emergency departments. EMSC is a federally funded program that supports activities that improve, refine and integrate pediatric care within the state Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.
In 2015 Dr. Simpson founded the Pediatric Medical Reserve Corp of DC which provides specialized pediatric support services to the DC community in preparation for, response to, and recovery from disaster, pandemic, and mass-casualty events involving children and families. She is an appointed member of the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) to provide expert advice and guidance to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the ASPR on scientific, technical, and other matters related to public health emergency preparedness and response. Most recently, she is an appointed executive committee member to the AAP Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery.
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Friday, May 15, 2020
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM