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Dr. Sharon Medcalf

University of Nebraska Medical Center
984395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4320
Phone: 402-552-3090


  • Dr. Medcalf is an Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health and the Director for the Center for Biosecurity, Biopreparedness and Emerging Infectious Diseases, which houses the Center for Preparedness Education, a state and regional training center for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. Dr. Medcalf is also the Program Director for the Master of Science program in Emergency Preparedness at UNMC’s College of Public Health, the first academic graduate program in the region with a focus on the public health and medical response to a disaster. She has 15 years of acute care nursing experience that includes being a member of an air and ground transport team. She has worked in the international arena holding positions in Canada and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Medcalf’s research interests are in Hospital Preparedness, Community Medical Surge, Long Term Care Preparedness, Social Media Use in Disasters, and Smallpox Vaccination of Laboratory Workers at National Variola Testing Sites.

Real-Time Emergency Communication System for HazMat Incidents (REaCH) – Phase II