Cham Dallas

Health Policy & Management, Institute for Disaster Management
University Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Health Policy & Management, Institute for Disaster Management

  • Education

    PhD, Toxicology, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1984

    MS, Toxicology, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1982

    BA, Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 1975

  • Areas of Expertise

    Research: disaster medicine, nuclear war medical response, emergency management, disaster resource utilization, mass casualty distribution prediction

    Teaching: toxicology, emergency management, radiation

    disaster management, emergency medicine, toxicology, radiation, mass casualty exercises and planning

  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements

    American Academy of Disaster Medicine Distinguished Service Award, on behalf of the National Disaster Life Support Foundation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physician Specialists, June, 2016

    Ron J. Anderson Public Service Award, American College of Emergency Physicians, National Emergency Medical Services State of the Science Conference, February, 2016

    Chancellor’s Outstanding Global Impact Research Award, University System of Georgia (competitive award for all 35 public colleges, universities in Georgia), November, 2015

    Honorable Mention (2nd Place), Outstanding Poster Award, 3rd International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness/Response to Emergencies & Disasters, 2014, Israel

    Public Health Service Award, University of Georgia College of Public Health, 2009

    National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine Presentation on Nuclear War Medical Preparedness, 2008

    Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society Member

    U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee Presentation on Medical Outcomes of Nuclear Detonation in Washington, DC, 2008

    Invited Presentations on Lessons Learned from Chernobyl Research at the United Nations, 1996, 2006, 2008

    Founding Board Member, American Medical Association, National Disaster Life Support Executive Committee (2002-2012)

    President, Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, 1995-1996

    Councilor, Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, 1996-1997

    Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award for the University of Georgia (University-Wide Undergraduate Teaching Award), May, 1994

    Phi Delta Chi Teacher of the Year Award (College-Wide Teaching Award), 1994

    Teacher of the Year, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, May 1992

    National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Graduate Traineeship, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1979-1984

    Richard K. Seavers Award for Excellence in Research in Environmental Science, University of Texas School of Public Health, June 1982

    Pre doctoral Traineeship, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    Public Health Traineeship, U.S. Department of Education

    Bachelor’s Degree with Honors, University of Texas at Austin, May 1975

  • Affiliations

    Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

    National Disaster Life Support Foundation

    National Disaster Life Support Educational Consortium

  • Course Instruction

    Our teaching approach incorporates emergency preparedness exercises statewide to help communities coordinate their disaster management capabilities in preparation for threats to their citizenry. In the midst of these activities Dr. Dallas has offered students numerous opportunities for involvement as well as academic classes in the field.for College of Public Health and other UGA students. This continuing development of curricula in the field has led to the creation of two academic tracks culminating in the Master of Public Health Degree with a Concentration in Disaster Management for our own CPH students and the Graduate Certificate Program in Disaster Management for students in other programs across campus.

  • Research Interests

    Of significant research impact has been the unusually high degree of visibility of the publications of Dr. Dallas concerning the consequences on nuclear detonations in urban areas on the outcomes of medical casualty distributions, and the potential emergency response approaches to deal with them. One of them, which detailed the vulnerability of the health care and public health systems of U.S. cities to single nuclear detonations, was number one in the world for the first month it was published on biomedcentral, which tracks 250 biomedical journals (and tens of thousands of publications) worldwide. Dr. Dallas also conducts research on the emergency management of other mass casualty scenarios, including chemical, radiological, biological, and explosive events.