Directors and Administration

Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Debra Kreisberg, PHD

Center Director
Debra has 20 years of experience building and enhancing service delivery systems for "at risk" populations. Her work engaging hospitals. health departments and non-profit organizations works to improve standards for quality of care, care access, and cultural competency in the area of behavioral and medical healthcare needs in disaster and humanitarian crisis.


Charles LIttle, DO
Medical Director
Dr. Little has 30 years of experience in disaster planning in varied capacities, including serving as a medical director, membership on multiple regional planning committees and directs the development of computerized disaster management tools.


Deborah Thomas, PhD
Senior Advisor
Deborah is a hazards and health geographer with 20 years of experience applying geographic information systems (GIS) to disaster management and health.


Comilla Sassoon, MD, MS
Center Title
Comilla is an emergency physician and health services researcher with a specific interest in vulnerable populations and health disparities.


Renee King, MD, MPH
Center Title
Renee is an emergency physician with experience in international health including clinical practice, training of trainers and community health.


Morgan Valley, MS, MPH
Sr. Professional Research Assistant
Morgan is the Senior Professional Research Assistant where she specializes in survey research methodology, injury prevention and health inequities.

Emergency Medicine (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Leprino Building

12401 East 17th Avenue

7th Floor

Aurora, CO 80045


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