DomesticPreparedness met Michael Fraser, PhD, Deputy Executive Director, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The NACCHO deputy executive director details his association’s support to local health departments (LHDs) and emergency-response agencies responsible for bioterrorism and pandemic influenza preparedness, while highlighting the roles of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and the Advanced Practice Centers (APCs).

John F. Morton

John F. Morton is the Strategic Advisor for DomPrep. He is also the Homeland Security Team Lead for the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR). A member of the DomPrep team since its founding, he has served as managing editor for writer assignments and interviewer for scores of DomPrep audio interviews.

Michael Fraser

Michael Fraser re-joined the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in April 2001 as a Senior Advisor working to support the work of local public health agencies nationwide and currently serves as the Association’s Deputy Executive Director. Prior to returning to NACCHO, Dr. Fraser was a Regional Program Manager/Public Health Advisor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program. While with CDC, Dr. Fraser worked with state and local health departments in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to develop their bioterrorism preparedness and response programs under cooperative agreements with the CDC. Based in Washington, D.C.,Dr. Fraser has worked on federal, state, and local public health issues in various capacities including prior positions as a Senior Staff Fellow at the Health Resources and Services Administration and Bioterrorism Program Manager for the National Association of County and City Health Officials. Dr. Fraser has presented at numerous professional conferences and meetings. His recent publications include preparedness planning guidance for local public health agencies, a recent Chartbook on Local Public Health Agency Infrastructure and peer-reviewed articles for Public Health Reports, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and Contemporary Sociology. Dr. Fraser earned his Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland’s University College.

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