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Home > Events > 2000 National Symposium > Jerome Hauer


Jerome Hauer, MPH
Managing Director, Kroll Worldwide, Crisis and Consequence Management

Olympics 2000: Preparing to Respond to Bioterrorism

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Professional Biography
Jerome M. Hauer, one of the nation's leading experts on biological and chemical terrorism, recently left his post as Director of New York City's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to join Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Hauer, who served four years as the City's first OEM Director, will be SAIC's Assistant Vice President and Associate Director of Center for Counterterrorism Technology and Analysis.

During his tenure at OEM, Hauer was charged by the Mayor with coordinating the City's on-scene response to multi-agency emergencies. He was also given the responsibility of drafting the City's emergency response plans to natural and man-made events, including hurricanes and coastal flooding as well as biological or chemical attacks.

Hauer has a Masters degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and over 20 years of experience in emergency management. He was recently selected to be one of six scientists to brief President Clinton on biological terrorism and has been asked by the World Health Organization to co-author a rewrite of its 1970 monograph on chemical and biological weapons. Hauer consults regularly with Scotland Yard and the Israeli military and works extensively with the Australian Government in its preparations for the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Hauer has served on the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine's Committee to Evaluate R&D Needs for Improved Civilian Medical Response to Chemical or Biological Terrorism Incidents, and is an advisor to the United States Capitol Police and the United States Marine Corps' Chemical-Biological Incident Response Force (C-BIRF). Hauer is also a member of the Johns Hopkins Working Group on Civilian Bio Defense and is an advisor to the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs.

Prior to assuming his position at OEM, Hauer served as the Executive Director of the State of Indiana's Emergency Management Agency as well as its Department of Fire and Building Services. During that time he participated on the Congressional Fire Caucus' Urban Search and Rescue Advisory Committee as well as the National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue Advisory Council. Hauer was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Earthquake Consortium in 1990 and then again in 1991. He also served as co-chairman of the State of Indiana's Emergency Response Commission and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the State's Public Safety Training Institute.

In 1987, Hauer was named Deputy Director for Emergency Management for the City of New York's Emergency Medical Services. Four years earlier, Hauer joined the Biomedical Division of IBM as Clinical Research Coordinator, later taking responsibility for the company's Hazardous Material Response Programs, Crisis Management, Fire Safety and Emergency Medical Response at the Corporate level. While there, he developed policy for ensuring the safety of IBM personnel when responding to emergencies or incidents involving hazardous material. A series of hazardous materials training videos produced by Hauer earned him the International Film and TV Critics of New York Bronze Award in 1986.

During this time, Hauer also served as a volunteer firefighter in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and was a member of the Fairfield County Hazardous Materials Response Team. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve attached to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington, DC, a component of the Medical Research and Development Command, where he worked on resuscitation techniques for combat casualty care.

Hauer has also served on the U.S. Geologic Survey's ad hoc working group on earthquake-related casualties as well as the National Fire Protection Association?s Technical Committee on Disaster Management.

While at Hopkins, Hauer developed the first technique for reinfusing blood lost by patients following cardiac surgery. Following graduation from Johns Hopkins, Hauer spent a short time at the Maryland Shock Trauma Unit and then joined the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston as Research Associate. Most of his work focused on autotransfusion and coagulopathies in trauma and cardiac surgery. Additionally, Hauer served on the faculty of the Northeastern University Paramedic Program and was a teaching assistant in the physiology labs for first- and fourth-year students at Harvard Medical School. He co-directed the first two postgraduate courses in Trauma Management at the Longwood Area Trauma Center of the Harvard Medical School.

Hauer is the recipient of numerous honors including the Outstanding Alumni of the Year from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, the Indiana Commendation Medal for Exceptional Meritorious Service, Legion of Hoosier Heroes Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award from NYU. He is a member of the New York City Police Department?s Honor Legion, and is an honorary Assistant Chief in the New York City Fire Department.

Hauer has contributed to 34 publications, a book and two monographs.