Dr. Reilly has nearly 20 years of multidisciplinary experience in prehospital medicine, public safety, public health, and emergency management. His professional background and areas of research interest include occupational health and safety, risk assessment and exposure modeling, and occupational health intervention during complex exposures, specifically in those following disasters. Dr. Reilly has a particular interest in the response to events involving hazardous materials, including weapons of mass destruction. Dr. Reilly has been published in the leading disaster medicine and public health preparedness journals, and received international awards and recognition for his work on trauma systems and health systems in the context of disasters and public health emergencies. Dr. Reilly is frequently called upon to provide expert testimony, consultation, and subject matter expertise for public health and health care system emergency preparedness and disaster response. He has served as a subject matter expert for OSHA on the development of a national training curriculum for hazardous substance decontamination for hospital workers and in the development of a training curriculum for disaster site workers. Dr. Reilly has co-authored a textbook, Health Care Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Jones and Bartlett Publishers in 2011. He has also contributed to several texts on the health and medical response to disasters including a chapter on Chemical Disasters for the American Medical Association course on Basic Disaster Life Support.
American Public Health Association
World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine
International Association of Emergency Managers
National Disaster Life Support Education Consortium
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Honors & Awards
Yale School of Public Health, Jan A.J. Stolwijk Fellow in Environmental Health Science, 2003
8th Asia Pacific Conference on Disaster Medicine, Excellent Poster Award, 2006
Emergency Medical Services Excellence Award, 2011; 2012; 2014
American Red Cross, Certificate of Appreciation, Hurricane Katrina Response, 2005
Member 2016 Class of 40-Under-40, Rising Stars, Business Council of Westchester
Areas of Expertise
Injury Prevention, Health Worker Education, Physician Education, Public Health Education, Public Health Leadership and Management, Chemical Hazards, Environmental Risk Factors, Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Workers, Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health Infrastructure, Workplace Health
Select Urban Health Activities
Impact of Health Department Worker Safety Training on Health Impacts after Sandy: Reilly: PI This study attempts to characterize the specific distribution and determinants of illness and injury among laypersons and volunteers assisting in the remediation of homes flooded and damaged during Superstorm Sandy. Additionally we intend to evaluate the effectiveness of health department worker safety training to lay persons and volunteers in reducing the incidence of illness and injury due to exposure to environmental hazards including mold
Metagenomic Approach To Fungal Exposure in NYC Homes Damaged by Hurricane Sandy: Perzanowski: PI This study will perform a comprehensive measurement of fungal diversity in homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy, before and after remediation, across a range of remediation methods and in comparison with NYC homes not damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, it will lead to a better understanding of the frequency of allergic sensitization to the fungi associated with damage from Hurricane Sandy. The knowledge gained from this supplementary project will enhance our understanding of the domestic fungal exposures associated major storm damage in a large metropolitan area and the associated health effects.
Reilly MJ, Degutis LC and Morse SS. Investigating the Public Health Impact of Hurricane Sandy. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016;10(3):301-302.
Redlener I and Reilly MJ. Lessons from Sandy-Preparing Health Systems for Future Disasters. New England Journal of Medicine 367(24) 2269-2271 2013
Markenson D, Woolf S, Redlener I and Reilly M. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness of health professions students: a multidisciplinary assessment of knowledge, confidence, and attitudes. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013;7(5):499-506.
Reilly MJ with Lyznicki J, Sheperd G and Markenson D. Chemical Disasters. In: Swienton R and Markenson DS eds. Basic Disaster Life Support, 3rd ed. American Medical Association, 2011.
Reilly MJ and Markenson D Referral Patterns of Patients During a Disaster: Who is coming through your hospital doors? Disaster Med Public Health Prep 4(3) 226-31 2010
Reilly MJ and Markenson D Utilizing Paramedics for In-patient Critical Care Surge Capacity American Journal of Disaster Medicine 5(2) 163-168 2010
Reilly MJ and Markenson D Hospital Workers: Who are Essential Personnel during a Disaster? Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 24(3) 239-245 2009
Reilly MJ, Markenson D and Dimaggio C Comfort Level of EMS Providers in Responding to WMD Events: Impact of Training and Equipment Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 22(4) 297-303 2007
Madrid PA, Grant R, Reilly MJ and Redlener N. Hurricane Katrina and Children: Identifying Needs and Building Resiliency Pediatrics 117 448-453 2006
Markenson D, Reilly MJ, and Dimaggio, C. Public Health Department Training of Emergency Medical Technicians for Bioterrorism and Public Health Emergencies: Results of a National Assessment. J Public Health Manag Pract. 11(6) Supplement:S68-S74, November, 2005.