Physicians play key roles in disaster response and preparedness. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance for their behavior.
Timothy M. Smith joined the AMA in 2016 with more than 10 years’ experience writing about health care. He previously served as director of communications for Venice Family Clinic, the then-largest free clinic in the country, where he wrote extensively about accessibility of care, health care reform and health policy. He is a graduate of Indiana University.