Chad S. Priest, JD, MSN
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Chad S. Priest, JD, MSN, RN is Adjunct Assitant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Program Director of the Disaster Medicine Fellowship Program; Adjunct Assistant Professor or Nursing; a Visiting Scholar at the Indiana University Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information, and an Affiliated Investigator at the IU Center for Bioethics. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross – Indiana.
His research and scholarship interests include international disaster risk reduction, healthcare emergency management, crisis leadership and community resilience to disasters and crisis events. He is a frequent international on issues related to healthcare emergency management and disaster medicine and nursing.
Prior to assuming leadership of the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross, Priest served as Assistant Dean for Operations & Community Partnerships at the Indiana University School of Nursing where he also directed the interdisciplinary Social Network Health Research Laboratory. Previously Chad was Chief Executive Officer of The MESH Coalition, an innovative public-private partnership that enables healthcare providers to effectively respond to emergency events and remain viable through recovery. Chad formerly practiced as an attorney at the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels practicing public health and healthcare law in the Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. offices. Chad served on active duty as an officer in the United States Air Force with the 89th Medical Group, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.
720 Eskenazi Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Titles & Appointments
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
- Fellowship Director, Emergency Medicine - Disaster Medicine
- Affiliated Faculty, IU Center for Bioethics