Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Public health disaster
- Risk communication and emergency management
LCDR Miguel Cruz, MPH
Emergency Operations Officer, Office of Environmental Health Emergencies, NCEH
LCDR Miguel Cruz is an Emergency Operations Officer with the Office of Environmental Health Emergencies at the National Center for Environmental Health. A native of Puerto Rico, LCDR Cruz began working emergencies and disasters as a volunteer with the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency.
He began a public health career with the Florida Department of Health subsequently joining CDC in 1999. Since then, he had a number of domestic and international assignments both as a CDC emergency responder and technical consultant on the area of preparedness and response to public health emergencies. He has since assisted or directly participated in several major national and international public health responses among them the 2001 terrorist attacks, SARS, several hurricane responses including hurricane Katrina, mass poisonings, H1N1 flu outbreak in Mexico, and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Mr. Cruz has training and experience is in the areas of public health disasters, risk communications, and emergency management. Mr. Cruz has a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master of Public Health with concentration in Epidemiology and has completed additional postgraduate work in Environmental and Occupational Health. LCDR Cruz is also member of a number of CDC and external agency workgroups with focus on disaster public health issues.
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