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Michael Ciraolo

Michael Ciraolo is a Special Consultant with extensive experience in emergency medical services, project management, and emergency preparedness and planning. He provides subject matter expertise on the Center’s various projects involving emergency management and public health. Mr. Ciraolo brings over 20 years’ experience in project management, software product management, strategic planning, policy analysis, and education. Additionally, Mr. Ciraolo offers 18 years’ experience as a registered nurse specializing in emergency care. He brings subject matter expertise in bioterrorism and infectious disease emergencies, as well as the use of information systems in health care. He currently owns his own consulting firm, based in Albany, California.

In addition to his work with the Center, Mr. Ciraolo’s consulting projects focus on planning, facilitation, program design, training/exercise development, and project management. In this role, Mr. Ciraolo has served as the project manager for the State of California’s Disaster Healthcare Volunteers program. His recent clients include the University of California (Office of the President), the Emergency Medical Services Authority, the California Department of Health Services, multiple California counties, and the United States Department of Justice.

Prior to his consulting experience, Mr. Ciraolo worked as the product director for a software firm developing tools to improve clinical trials, as the education department director for an electronic health record company, and as a program manager for SRI International’s Business Intelligence Center. He was part of a team recognized by then-vice president Al Gore’s Reinventing Government initiative for work on an electronic health record used by the United States Air Force to identify biochemical warfare agent exposure among U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf.

Mr. Ciraolo has served for ten years as an assistant clinical professor of nursing (non-salaried) at the University of California. His clinical experience is predominantly in the emergency department, but also includes intensive care and med/surg. He as also worked in nursing administration at a major regional trauma center. Additionally, he has taught pre-hospital medical care for over 20 years. Mr. Ciraolo holds a Bachelor of Arts in the History of Science from the University of California, Berkeley, a Masters of Arts in Political Science from Stanford University, and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco.