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George  Roark

Adjunct Instructor

Adjunct or Visiting, Global Health

Mr. George Roark has extensive leadership and hands-on experience with a proven record of success in operations, recruiting, logistics planning, training, safety, transition management and organizational development, personnel leadership, strategic planning, and compliance management combined with the ability to lead personnel, solve complex problems and confront challenges in demanding environments. Mr. Roark began his career in the medical military field with various deployments throughout the world. After retiring from the military he continued his career in medicine in logistics at Lockheed Martin as the Director of Procurement. Mr. Roark currently works at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the team lead, logistics management specialist in the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch in the Center for Global Health.

Although Mr. Roark did not actively look for a teaching position, his innate desire to continue to better educate the world about the logistics led him to the CHE logistics course. Without a doubt, Mr. Roark is one of the charismatic teachers in his field as he intertwines his love for stand up comedy into his daily work and academia.


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Areas of Interest

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Public Health Preparedness and Response


  • Master of Health Care Administration 1996, Trinity University
  • Master of Science 1991, Boston University
  • Bachelor of Arts 1984, Auburn University

Courses Taught

  • GH 578: Logistics Oper.C. Human.Emerg.

Affiliations & Activities

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Personnel Staffing Team, Division of Emergency Operations, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
    1. Deployment Briefings for Ebola Response
  2. Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (ERRB),  Center for Global Health, Team Lead, Logistics Management Specialist. Humanitarian Operations Team
  3. Coordination Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (COTPER)
    1. Deputy Lead Logistics Support Team
  4. Center for Humanitarian Emergencies, Emory University


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