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David Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP

A Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. David Marcozzi is an Associate Professor and the Director of Population Health within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. Prior to this academic role, he served within the federal government as a senior leader and subject matter expert on health delivery, emergency care and emergency preparedness.

During his federal tenure, Dr. Marcozzi held positions within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House. Serving last as the Senior Advisor for Emergency Preparedness and Acute Care within the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dr. Marcozzi was involved with health delivery reform efforts, clinical quality standard and measure development. Before being asked to assume this role, he served as Director of the National Healthcare Preparedness Programs within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).

Dr. Marcozzi returned to HHS in September 2011 after completing a 3-year detail to the White House National Security Council. There, he served as Director of All-Hazards Medical Preparedness Policy. During his time at the White House, he led multiple Sub-Interagency Policy Committees and assisted with responding to several events of national significance. Before his detail to the White House in 2008, Dr. Marcozzi created and directed the Emergency Care Coordination Center, an office within HHS established to improve prehospital and hospital based emergency care.

Prior to his federal positions, Dr. Marcozzi completed a congressional fellowship at the U.S. Senate. Serving on the Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Subcommittee, he assisted in drafting the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act that became law in 2006.

A Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Dr. Marcozzi has been mobilized four times since 2001 and is now assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command as a Deputy Surgeon. As a prior member of the National Disaster Medical System, Dr. Marcozzi responded to multiple disasters including the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

The author of several articles and scientific manuscripts, he is also the recipient of numerous military and civilian awards including the National Security Council Outstanding Achievement Award, a Certificate of Appreciation from the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, the Army Medical Department – Proficiency Designator, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Disaster Medical System Distinguished Member Award and the Duke Emergency Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award.