Eric K. Noji
King Saud University Hospitals and College of Medicine
Dr. Eric K. Noji is a physician trained in Emergency and Tropical Medicine with 30 years of experience working internationally, primarily in the poorest countries where he has served as Senior Technical Advisor, Team Leader, Program/ Project Manager, and consultant on numerous occasions to solve a wide variety of medical and public health problems for government agencies, NGOs, and international organizations such as USAID, UNHCR, WHO, UNICEF, IOM, IFRC, ICRC, the European Union and the World Bank. From 1989 to 2010, he served as a medical epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As Director of the Emergency and Populations in Transition Unit in CDC's Office of Global Health, most of Noji's field assignments were in response to large-scale public health emergencies such as natural disasters (e.g., tropical cyclones, floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes), terrorism (9/11), epidemics and pandemics (avian influenza , SARS, MERS, cholera, the Ebola virus outbreak in Western Africa and yellow fever), situations where violent civil conflict has forced communities to flee their homes resulting in major humanitarian crises as we are currently witnessing in Yemen, Syria and Iraq and mass gathering disasters including last year’s stampede disaster during the annual Hajj religious pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia which resulted in over 1,700 crush and hyperthermia-related deaths (Anas A. Khan, Eric K. Noji: Hajj stampede disaster, 2015: Reflections from the frontlines. American Journal of Disaster Medicine 2016, 11(1): 59-68).
Crisis Management, Emergency Medicine