Professor Ashkenazi is an expert on disaster management and leadership, community resilience and mass casualty events. He is considered one of the world’s experts in medical preparedness for emergencies and disasters. Ashkenazi was the Director of the Urban Terrorism Preparedness Project at the NPLI at Harvard. An Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Emory; an Adjunct Professor of disaster management at the UGA; Professor of Disaster Medicine at Ben-Gurion; Founder of NIRED Center at the College of Law & Business; Commander at Mobile Med One Foundation; Advisory Board of Israel HLS; Chief Medical Officer for the Israeli National Emergency Management Authority; and a consultant to Harvard, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of HLS, FEMA, the White House, the World Bank, High Threat Institute US, Tactical Combat Casualty Care US, Rio Olympic Games, the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, India NDMA, SAMUR Protección Civil, China Ministry of Health and more. Ashkenazi has received Presidential Medals of Honor for Humanitarian Assistance from Turkey, Greece and Rwanda; the Jewish Community in France, Turkey, Italy, USA; the UJC; and the Brazilian Ministry of Defense.