Bridget A. Pelaez

Bridget A. Pelaez

Assistant Director, Division of Operations and Safety/AIDP Adjunct Professor

Office: PG-5 240

Phone: 305-348-4398


Ms. Pelaez currently serves as the Assistant Director of Emergency Management at Florida International University and is the Deputy Commander for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Disaster Medical Systems Trauma Critical Care Team. Ms. Pelaez oversees the FIU-FAST Team (a team of critical care clinicians that respond to domestic and international disasters) which involves over 200 clinicians and emergency management professionals. Her clinical focus is dedicated to disaster preparedness and response with a strong emphasis on community engagement and collaborative efforts to engage and train clinicians for disasters worldwide.