Tamar Klaiman, PhD, M.P.H., was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Health Systems and Services Research in Emergency Preparedness at the O’Neill Institute and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences from 2009-2010. Dr. Klaiman’s research focused on public health emergency preparedness and response policy creation and implementation.
Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Dr. Klaiman was a Research Associate at Temple University’s Center for Preparedness Research, Education, and Practice (C-PREP), where she played an integral role in emergency preparedness and response in the Philadelphia region. Dr. Klaiman has worked with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Pennsylvania State Department of Health on vulnerable populations planning and points of dispensure (POD) planning. She also worked with the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health to create their Continuity of Operations Plan, a Behavioral Health Reserve Corps training program, and is certified in Psychological First Aid. Additionally, she has conducted gaps analyses for emergency plans at the university, local, state, and federal levels.
Dr. Klaiman has also served on the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association and is Immediate Past Chair of the American Public Health Association Student Assembly.