Today, IEM, a leading emergency management and homeland security consulting firm established in 1985, announced the promotion of Dr. Prasith “Sid” Baccam to Senior Scientist. In this position Dr. Baccam will oversee strategic science and technology research projects and will play a key role in the company’s efforts in public health, artificial intelligence (AI-based) modeling, and biological and chemical threats. Dr. Baccam has worked at IEM for over 16 years, previously serving as the IEM’s Manager of Emerging Technologies.
“All of IEM congratulates Dr. Baccam on this great professional accomplishment and recent recognition as having inspired South Korea’s COVID-19 response,” said IEM Founder, President and CEO Madhu Beriwal. “His contributions and work with IEM are something to celebrate, and I look forward to Sid continuing to innovate in this new role.”
As Senior Scientist Dr. Baccam will lead a core group of PhDs as well as a Master Technologist in tackling the tough problems IEM’s clients and partners face. He will continue to spearhead IEM’s locally-focused COVID-19 modeling effort as well as future biological and chemical modeling efforts. As Senior Scientist Dr. Baccam will serve as a mentor to our community of scientists and technologists.
“My accomplishments at IEM have brought me great pride knowing that our company strives each and every day to make a difference,” said Dr. Baccam. “In this new role I will continue to innovate for the future and act as a resource to our clients, partners, and the entire IEM team.”
Dr. Baccam is a Computational Epidemiologist expert at IEM with more than 20 years of experience in medical consequence modeling and simulation of disease outbreaks and medical consequences following hypothetical attacks with biological agents or emerging infectious diseases. He develops key simulation models and decision support tools at IEM, specializing in public health, disaster response, and medical countermeasures (MCM) to enhance data-driven decision making and improve modeling assumptions.
“Science is about more than just data and theories, it is about the creative and innovative ideas that inspire us to explore the unknown and make a difference in the world. Dr. Baccam has always brought that ambition to IEM,” said Ted Lemcke. IEM Chief Technology Officer.
Dr. Baccam has worked with state and local public health officials as well as Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He has published numerous papers on public health response models and implications on policy and has been invited to participate in workshops and symposiums held by the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Health). His modeling results have been briefed to the Executive Office of the President.
Public and private sector healthcare and emergency management professionals interested in learning more about Dr. Baccam’s research and modeling on COVID-19 or IEM’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, please contact IEM at firstname.lastname@example.org.