Public health professor Cham Dallas named University Professor at UGA
Cham Dallas, professor of health policy and management in the College of Public Health and director of the Institute for Disaster Management, has been named University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty members who have made a significant impact on the University of Georgia beyond their normal academic responsibilities.
Dallas is a world-renowned expert in disaster management. He began his career in the College of Pharmacy in 1985, where he directed the interdisciplinary toxicology program and UGA’s Center for Mass Destruction Defense, which was a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center for Public Health Preparedness. In 2007, he founded the Institute for Disaster Management in the College of Public Health.
“Our state, nation and world are better prepared to manage a range of disasters thanks to the extraordinary dedication of Dr. Dallas,” said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten. “He is a remarkable exemplar of how the University of Georgia’s teaching, research and service missions complement each other to create a more secure and prosperous future.”
Dallas has performed research in emergency preparedness that has been funded by the CDC, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Health Resources Service Administration, among others, and he worked with the CDC and the American Medical Association to develop the National Disaster Life Support family of courses, which are used for mass casualty training in all 50 states and in 17 countries.