**Emergency and Disaster Health Systems has MOVED**
(Former Name: Emergency Health Services)

NEW Address:
Emergency and Disaster Health Systems-UMBC
900 Walker Ave., Room 113,
Catonsville, MD 21228

Due to the renovations happening in Sherman Hall, the department has temporarily moved to 900 Walker Ave.
(The old court house building located behind Walker Apartments)
Our Main Office is now located in Room 113. The Main Classroom is Room 114, and the Teaching Lab is Room 101.

When you come in the front doors, turn right and follow the EDHS signs to get to our department.
Any questions or concerns, please contact Renee Decker at 410-455-3223 or via email

Come check out our new space!

Research Excellence in Clinical Simulation, Mobile Integrated Healthcare, and Disaster Health


The Academic Department of Emergency and Disaster Health Systems offers a unique opportunity for the education of future Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Public Health, and Emergency Management professionals.

This is accomplished by providing broad liberal arts and sciences education which enhances the graduate employment opportunities as pre-hospital providers, policymakers, and managers. The Department of Emergency and Disaster Health Systems also provides a cutting-edge education for advancement to graduate, medical, and professional studies.

The Graduate program is primarily focused on preparing professionals for leadership roles in Disaster Health, Emergency Public Health, and Policy Development. The two-track curriculum is designed to provide graduate-level training and education to health care providers, researchers, educators, policymakers, and administrators. An Education concentration can be combined with either track. A post-baccalaureate certificate in Emergency Management is also offered.

In collaboration with the School of Public Policy, we now offer specialized concentrations in Emergency Health or Emergency Management within the Public Policy Ph.D. program.