MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1986
MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1984
Disaster assessment Disaster management Disaster-related injuries Health care surge capacity
Honors and Awards
Dr. Kirsch has extensive disaster, international health and health care management experience. He is the co-Director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response (CRDR) in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an Assistant Professor and the Director of Operations for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR). He currently teaches the course, “Public Health Issues in Disasters” at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
For the past 15 years he has served as the National Physician Advisor for the American Red Cross Disaster Health Services, and has consulted on disaster-related issues for the World Health Organization, Unicef, the Centers for Disease Control and the United States Agency for International Development (Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance).