Dr. Nicole Errett is a Lecturer in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Her research interests and expertise are in the use of public policy to enhance health outcomes during and after disaster.
Dr. Errett co-founded and co-directs the ColLABorative on Extreme Event Resilience (CEER), a network of public health researchers, practitioners and community scientists who collaborate to address real world challenges that impact our communities’ resilience to disasters and the acute impacts of climate change. She chairs the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' Disaster Research Response Working Group and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute's Public Health Working Group.
Her commitment to community relevant, translatable research is grounded in nearly a decade of practical experience in public health and health care emergency preparedness and management. She previously served as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Policy and Legislative Director at the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and the Evaluation and Assessment Manager at the Northwest Healthcare Response Network.
Dr. Errett holds a PhD in Health and Public Policy, an MSPH in Health Policy and a BA in Public Health Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She completed post-doctoral training in coastal community resilience at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning in Vancouver, BC. Dr. Errett is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Scholar and a 2018 National Academies Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellow.