Ian Portelli BCDM PhD MSc PNP is AVP of Operations and Medical Research for Health Quest Systems Inc; Director for Trauma at Vassar Brothers Medical Center; and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at New York University’s School of Medicine. Ian holds a PhD in Research & Statistics from New York University, is Board Certified in Disaster Medicine and is currently a fellow of Medical Informatics. Ian has a Masters (Hons) in Biogenetic Sciences from the University of Manchester, UK, and a PNP specialisation in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. Ian holds a Bachelors (Hons) Degree in Science from the University of Malta, Malta joint Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; and SRN licensure. For the past 15 years, Ian has held clinical, academic, non-profit and government positions leading to his diverse experience in healthcare and research management.
Ian served with a Medical Company, UN Ops & MSF in conflict stricken countries. In the UK he focused on Haematology Oncology pharmacogenomics treatment in Paediatrics. In 2002 Ian joined NYU at the Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response, where he directed the Department of Homeland Security multidisciplinary and multisite research efforts until 2007, when he was appointed Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at NYU School of Medicine and Director of Research for Emergency Medicine.
Ian has critical experience as a leader, director and investigator and secured funding across federal agencies and foundation organisations, varying from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, AHRQ, HHS, Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Ian also supported foundation and philanthropic research efforts leading to development of multiple scholarly tracks for residents, fellows and faculty while establishing understanding of CQI metrics related to Quality, Risk and Safety.
Ian currently holds multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, disaster medicine awards, presents at numerous Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine conferences. He also holds multiple international and national advisory board roles from NYC DOH, to CDC, and other EU based organisations. Ian is also the Chief Scientific Editor for the International Crisis Response Journal in the UK.