Resham Patel is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington, with 15 years of local and national experience as a public health professional. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Resham leads efforts to advance practice-based disaster research and incident evaluation, presenting nationally and developing adaptable resources for peers across the country.
In her prior role at Public Health – Seattle & King County, Resham led preparedness training, evaluation and improvement efforts, including an assessment of the agency’s COVID-19 response. She has significant incident response experiences and has served on several national workgroups, including through the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), where she previously worked as a Preparedness Senior Analyst.
Resham is a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University and is an alumna of the Center for Health Security’s Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship.