Affiliated Expert, Global Health
David Ausdemore has over 25 years of experience for the U.S. Federal Government with technical programs that include health, environmental, safety, emergency preparedness, and public health strengthening. His areas of expertise include healthcare facility design and operations, laboratory safety and design, healthcare facility design, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials, waste management, emergency preparedness, facility design reviews, and radiation safety. David holds the certifications as a Professional Engineer and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. He is also a retired Captain from the U.S. Public Health Service. Previously employed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), David advanced health, safety, and environmental quality management programs for CDC’s domestic and international programs. To support the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, he spearheaded an initiative to strengthen the environmental and biosafety programs in over a dozen developing countries located in Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia that are receiving U.S. assistance for HIV prevention initiatives. His focus areas included assisting the countries with improving health system strategies, policies and procedures; conducting detailed assessments of over 200 healthcare and laboratory facilities with recommended corrective actions; and providing training and presentations on various technical topics in venues that ranged from classroom to international conferences. For CDC’s domestic facilities, David directed comprehensive health, environmental, and safety quality management programs for 600 research laboratories and work centers utilized by 15,000 member workforce located at Atlanta campuses and 8 research centers to enhance laboratory safety, environmental quality, and organizational sustainability.