Irwin Redlener is president and co-founder of The Children’s Health Fund, a philanthropic initiative created to develop health care programs in some of the nation’s most medically underserved urban and rural communities. He is also associate dean, professor of Clinical Public Health and Pediatrics, as well as director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
In his role as pediatrician-child advocate and president of The Children’s Health Fund, Redlener has published, spoken and testified extensively on the subjects of health care for homeless and indigent children, child abuse and neglect and national health policy. Recognized as a national expert on a range of issues, Redlener also speaks and writes extensively on national disaster preparedness policies, pandemic influenza, the threat of terrorism in the U.S., the impact and consequences of major natural disasters and related issues. He is the author of “Americans At Risk: Why We Are Not Prepared For Megadisasters and What We Can Do Now,” (2006).
Source - The Children’s Health Fund http://www.childrenshealthfund.org/whoweare/bio_iredlener.php