Assistant Professor and associate director

University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2014-present Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health, UNMC
  • 2010-2014 Instructor, Department of Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health, UNMC
  • 2002-present Associate Director, Center for Preparedness Education, Center for Biopreparedness/Biosecurity and Emerging Infectious Diseases, UNMC
  • 2008-2010 Instructor, Department of Epidemiology, UNMC


  • PhD Emergency Preparedness, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2013
  • MEd Adult Education, University of Oklahoma, 1997
  • BS    Biology, Wright State University, 1993
  • AD   Nursing, Lethbridge Community College, 1984

Research Interests

My research area is in disaster/emergency preparedness

Selected Publications

Philip W. Smith, Arthur O. Anderson, George W. Christopher, Theodore J. Cieslak, G.J. Devreede, Glen A Fosdick, Carl B. Greiner, John M. Hauser, Steven H. Hinrichs, Kermit D. Huebner, Peter C. Iwen, Dawn R. Jourdan, Mark G. Kortepeter, V. Paul Landon, Patricia A. Lanaghan, Robert E. Leopold, Leroy A. Marklund, James W. Martin, Sharon J. Medcalf, Robert J. Mussack, Randall H. Neal, Bruce S. Ribner, Johnathan Y. Richmond, Chuck Rogge, Gary A. Roselle, Mark E. Rupp, Anthony R. Sambol, Joann E. Schaefer, John Sibley, Andrew J. Streifel, Suzanna G. Von Essen and Kelly L. Warfield "Designing a Biocontainment Unit to Care for Patients with Serious Communicable Diseases: A Consensus Statement" Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. 2006: 4: 351-365

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association 
  • Public Health Association of Nebraska
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control
  • Nebraska Rural Health Association 
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine Mid Continental Region

contact sharon medcalf

984395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4320
Phone: 402-552-2529