Irwin Redlener, MD: The Future of Us!

Doctor Redlener is the author of The Future Of Us. He is president emeritus and cofounder of the Children’s Health Fund and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. He is also a professor of public health and pediatrics at Columbia University.

Irwin Redlener, MD - The Future of Us!

Doctor Redlener is the author of The Future Of Us. He is president emeritus and cofounder of the Children’s Health Fund and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. He is also a professor of public health and pediatrics at Columbia University.

Under Irwin’s leadership, Children’s Health Fund has grown to become a national network of more than 50 mobile and fixed site pediatric clinics providing more than 250,000 health care encounters each year in 25 of the nation’s most medically underserved urban and rural communities.

Irwin initiated a new special initiative on “Healthy and Ready to Learn” which endeavors to ensure that no child suffers from health-related concerns that can interfere with early development or success in school.

He also directs the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Columbia University’s Earth Institute. And, at the Earth Institute, he founded and directs the Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience.

In his role as pediatrician-child advocate and president of Children’s Health Fund, Irwin published, spoke and testified extensively on the subjects of health care for medically underserved and indigent children and national health policy. He also speaks and writes about a broad range of issues, including national disaster preparedness policies, the special vulnerability of children, the threat of terrorism in the U.S., and the impact and consequences of major natural disasters.

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