Professor and Director, Institute for Disaster Management, University of Georgia

Dr. Dallas has a national/international reputation in toxicology and issues regarding weapons of mass destruction (WMD), which has been established after a decade of research, teaching, and humanitarian efforts in Chernobyl-contaminated areas. Altogether, Dr. Dallas has had 30 years of experience world-wide on the toxicity of the components of WMD, including at over 40 institutions overseas. For seven years, Dr. Dallas was the Director of one of the largest University toxicology programs in the country, with 50 professors at the University of Georgia, and then for 5 years he was the Director of the Center for Mass Destruction Defense, a CDC Center for Public Health Preparedness. He currently is the Director of the Institute for Disaster Management (DMAN), and has received approximately $11 million in emergency response funding as Principal Investigator over the last decade.

His Institute has established a nationally successful collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), the Medical College of Georgia, and the University of Texas for the development of the National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) family of courses. The NDLS has been accepted as a national standard for WMD training by the AMA, and has been taught in all 50 states and 17 nations to over 200,000 health care personnel . Dr. Dallas and DMAN are currently conducting mass casualty evaluation exercises for hospitals and other segments of health care coalitions. He was asked three times to give presentations at the United Nations on what we have learned from the Chernobyl nuclear accident that will better prepare the world for the use of terrorist nuclear weapons, and he has testified as well before the U.S. House and Senate Homeland Security Committees and the National Academy of Sciences in this field. He has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including a University-wide award (out of 2000 professors). He has written scores of research papers for the scientific community and educational articles for the public on the toxic components of WMD.


  • –present
    Professor of Health Policy and Disaster Management, University of Georgia


Second Place, Outstanding Poster Award, 3rd International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness/Response to Emergencies & Disasters, 2014, Israel;