Alyssa Ragan, MPH

Emergency Preparedness Manager

Alyssa Ragan is an Emergency Preparedness Manager at the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Institute for Disaster Management. She has her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Georgia. She holds numerous certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Disaster Life Support Foundation (NDLSF), and an amateur radio license.

In her role, she manages multiple programs from curriculum development and logistics to teaching. She currently leads the Georgia Long Term Care Infectious Disease Educational Program, the South Carolina Long Term Care Emergency Preparedness Educational Program, and the Community Health Worker Training Program. She assists with teaching graduate and undergraduate-level Disaster Management courses. She has presented at conferences in Georgia, the U.S., and internationally on multiple projects and their impacts.

Alyssa enjoys camping with her family in the 1976 Airstream they renovated.