Eric Trabert
Center Director
Center Chief Scientist


Mr. Trabert serves as Director and Chief Scientist of the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Resilience. He provides strategic leadership for CNA's public health practice and is responsible for business development and project execution. He is an expert in all-hazards preparedness with a focus on medical surge and mass casualty incident response.

Trabert has 20 years of experience conducting research and analysis on public health and health care policy and operations. His work spans the full continuum of emergency management, including developing strategies and operational plans; conducting capability assessments and program evaluations; testing plans through exercises; analyzing response operations during real-world incidents, and integrating lessons learned to support organizational improvement. He has evaluated the public health and medical responses to more than a dozen emergencies, including active shooter incidents, the 2014-2016 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic, 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and 2004 ricin poisonings.

Prior to joining CNA, Trabert conducted operations research for hospitals and health systems focusing on the delivery of clinical care and health care management. He received his MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, and holds a BS in Biology from James Madison University.