Nicholas V. Cagliuso, Sr., Ph.D., M.P.H. is Assistant Vice President, Emergency Management for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the largest municipal healthcare organization in the United States. Dr. Cagliuso provides strategic direction and overall leadership on emergency management efforts across the City’s $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system that consists of 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community-based clinics.
A survivor of the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York—he was on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center—Dr. Cagliuso has held increasingly responsible roles in the public and not-for-profit sectors of New York City in FDNY*EMS, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and Continuum Health Partners. He has been featured in numerous media outlets including MSNBC, CNN, WABC, and WNYW.
He is the author of 4 book chapters, an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning and a Board member of Adelphi University’s Center for Health Innovation. Dr. Cagliuso has held faculty appointments at New York Medical College, Metropolitan College of New York and The New School, teaching graduate courses in economics, public health and emergency preparedness. He is currently Visiting Professor of Health Services Management at the Keller Graduate School of DeVry University.
Crain’s New York Business magazine named him to its prestigious “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” list of New York City’s up-and-coming leaders, highlighting his professional achievements and contributions to healthcare emergency management.
Dr. Cagliuso holds a BS, cum laude, in Fire Science from John Jay College, an M.P.H. in Emergency Services Administration from New York Medical College, a certificate in Healthcare Leadership from The Johnson Graduate School of Management of Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Healthcare Administration with distinction from Capella University. His doctoral dissertation examined stakeholders’ experiences with U.S. hospital emergency preparedness.