Dr. Rottman has been actively involved in Emergency Medical Services education, research and practice for over 20 years and has served as the medical director of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care since its inception. He is a senior attending physician in the UCLA Emergency Medicine Center and a professor of Emergency Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the School of Public Health at UCLA. He also directs the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters, one of the Centers for Public Health Preparedness designated by the US Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Rottman is a principal investigator on several research and training grants, and has authored numerous scientific papers in the fields of EMS and emergency public health. He also serves as Associate Editor of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine and has served as President of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine.