Senior Physician Consultant in Global Health Security
Physician, scientist, noted author, gifted teacher and iconic figure in the humanitarian community. During his storied medical career, his visionary technical innovations revolutionized medical care in disaster situations and served as the basis for establishing public health standards for emergency fieldworkers. Mythic in grandeur and epic sweep, the story of his life and work from the deserts of Arabia to the isolation of Antarctica have become the stuff of legend. “I live and work on the edge – the views are breathtaking, the experiences deep and satisfying and the learning is limitless”
“…So much has been said and written about the legendary life of Dr Eric Noji — and his story is so mythic in its sweep — that it’s difficult to summarize his career without restating clichés that have already been digested by dozens of his admirers. To start with the obvious, he is the most influential public health figure in the disaster relief and humanitarian crisis community, having introduced more innovations into current health response to disasters than any of his contemporaries. Relentlessly imaginative, iconoclastic and innovative, Eric Noji grabbed a hold of the international humanitarian community’s consciousness in 1985 and never let go for the next three decades, always staying ahead of the pack in terms of creativity but never losing his remarkable ability to communicate his increasingly sophisticated ideas to the general public and senior-level decision-makers in governments, the UN, corporations and philanthropic organizations. His supremacy as disaster icon remains unchallenged to this day, years after having left the Centers for Disease Control where he first achieved prominence…”
From the Foreword by Sergio Viera de Mello to Noji’s upcoming two-volume set of memoirs, “Confessions of a Wanderer Vol I. A Voyage to the Ends of the Earth (Penguin Books. Anticipated publication date, October 2014).
Anticipated publication date of Volume II: Confessions of a Wanderer: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy is March 2015
THE LIVING LEGEND
From Chapter 8, “Zenith Years at the CDC”
Federal Emergency Management Agency
THE YEARS OF CRISIS
Coalition Information Center. Special Assistant to Karen Hughes. Public diplomacy. Global war on terrorism. Indian Treaty Room
WHITE HOUSE YEARS
Briefing the President of the United States
On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked and three weeks later, a national crisis was provoked by the intentional release of weaponized anthrax in the U.S. postal system. Dr. Noji was assigned by Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson to the newly established White House Office of Homeland Security located in the Executive Office of the President as an expert in the treatment of biological, chemical, nuclear and blast terrorism. Shown here briefing President George W Bush at the White House “war room”.