Dan HanflingVP at In-Q-Tel
Dan Hanfling is a Vice President, Technical Staff at In-Q-Tel, focused broadly on exploring the national security implications of epidemics and outbreak events. He previously served as a special advisor in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), focused chiefly on the National Healthcare Preparedness Program. He spent 18 years as principal consultant to the Inova Health System (Falls Church, VA) on matters related to emergency preparedness and response and was instrumental in founding one of the nation's first healthcare coalitions, the Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance, in October 2002. He also served as a contributing scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Health Security, He is the co-chair of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events. During the COVID-19 response, he was appointed as a member to the National Academies Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats, for which he co-authored two rapid emergency consultations on the topic of crisis standards of care. He is a medical team manager for the Fairfax County–based FEMA and USAID-sanctioned international urban search and rescue team (VATF-1, USA-1) and has responded to catastrophic disaster events across the globe. He is clinical professor of emergency medicine at George Washington University, and a Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia. He has been board certified in emergency medicine since 1997 and remains on staff in the Emergency Department of Inova Fairfax Hospital.