Office of Emergency Management
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
|Nitin Natarajan serves as a Coordinating Director within the Office of Emergency Management in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services. He is primarily responsible for the oversight and management of the Department’s Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program, Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program and the Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 Logistics Program. In this role, he plays an integral part in the Department’s response to natural, technological and man-made disasters. His programs involve extensive outreach with the private sector, State, local, tribal and territorial partners and across the US government. He has been involved in a number of responses to a wide variety of natural and man-made disasters in both field and policy positions.
Prior to his role at HHS, Nitin held a variety of clinical and non-clinical positions at the State and local levels in New York and DC. Some of his prior roles include serving as a Neonatal Flight Paramedic, hospital administrator at a large metropolitan trauma center and as the bioterrorism coordinator for District of Columbia. In addition, he has spent over a decade serving on a federal medical response team in a variety of roles including a term as the team commander.
He holds a Bachelors of Science from the State University of New York and a Master of Arts from the Naval Postgraduate School in Security Studies.