Faculty and Staff Name:

Priest.jpgChad Priest, JD, MSN, RN
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director, Disaster Medicine

Office Location & Contact
410 W. 10th St. Suite 3100
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-4048


The George Washington University

Indiana University

About me

Chad S. Priest, JD, MSN, RN is Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross – Indiana.  He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Program Director of the Disaster Medicine Fellowship Program; 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.  

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.

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