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Kenneth W. Schor, DO, MPH, FAAFP

Kenneth W. Schor

Kenneth W. Schor, DO, MPH, FAAFP

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Campus: 
Virginia Campus
Office: 

211

Department/Discipline: 
Phone: 
540-231-0732
Fax: 
540-231-6298
Email: 
kschor [at] vcom.vt.edu

Dr. Schor oversees the core clinical curriculum for third year students and the Emergency Medicine core rotation in 4th year. Previously, he directed the VCOM epidemiology, preventive medicine, and public health curriculum for the first 2 years of the academic curriculum and taught in the Graduate Certificate Premedical Program.  Prior to joining the VCOM-VC faculty in December 2015, he served in the Department of Defense for 34 years--27 years as an Active Duty Navy Physician (retiring as a Captain) and 7 years as federal civilian faculty at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD.  At USUHS, Dr. Schor directed the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health and taught as Global Health Division faculty in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics.

His 27 years of active duty service in the Navy Medical Corps spanned a range of operational, clinical, leadership, policy, and teaching positions. His top three personal medals include the Defense Superior Services Medal, Legion of Merit, and Defense Meritorious Services Medal.

Education

1999 National Capital Consortium (USUHS) General Preventive Medicine Residency
1988 Naval Hospital Jacksonville Family Practice Residency
1983 Naval Medical Center San Diego Transitional Medicine Intership
1998 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences MPH
1995 National Defense University MS (with distinction)
1982 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine DO
1977 Allegheny College BA (cum laude)

Current Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Virginia Academy of Family Physicians
  • Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Naval Flight Surgeon
  • Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2000 and recertified 2011
  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice, 1989 and recertified 1996
  • Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Psi Chapter
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians

Publications

Year Published Faculty Citation PMID
2016

Craddock HA, Walsh L, Strauss-Riggs K, Schor K. From leaders, for leaders: Advice from the lived experience of leaders in community health sector disaster recovery after Hurricanes Irene and Sandy.  Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2016 Aug;10(4):623-30.

2016

Altman BA, Gulley KH, Rossi C, Strauss-Riggs K, Schor K. Delivering flexible education and training to health professionals: Caring for older adults in disasters. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2016 Aug; 10(4):633-7.

2016

Tower C, Altman BA, Strauss-Riggs K, Iversen A, Garrity S, Thompson CB, Walsh L, Rutkow L, Schor K, Barnett DJ.  Qualitative assessment of a novel efficacy-focused training intervention for public health workers in disaster recovery.  Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2016 Aug;10(4):615-22.

2016

Errett NA, Thompson CB, Rutkow L, Garrity S, Stauss-Riggs K, Altman BA, Walsh L, Freeman JD, Balicer RD, Schor KW, Barnett DJ. Examining public health workers’ perceptions toward participating in disaster recovery after Hurricane Sandy: A quantitative assessment. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2016 Jun;10(S3):371-7.

2015

Errett NA, Egan S, Garrity S, Rutkow L, Walsh L, Thompson CB, Strauss-Riggs K, Altman BA, Schor K, Barnett DJ. Attitudinal determinants of local public health workers’ participation in Hurricane Sandy recovery activities. Health Security, 2015;13(4):1-7.

2015

Walsh L, Garrity S, Rutkow L, Thompson CB, Strauss-Riggs K, Altman BA, Schor K, Barnett DJ. Applying a behavioral model framework for disaster recovery research in local public health agencies: A conceptual approach. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2015 Aug;9(4):403-8.

2015

Walsh L, Craddock H, Gulley K, Strauss-Riggs K, Schor K.. Building health care system capacity: Training health care professionals in disaster preparedness health  care coalitions. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2015;30(2):123-30.

2015

Walsh L, Craddock H, Gulley K, Strauss-Riggs K, Schor K. Building health care system capacity to respond to disasters: Successes and challenges of disaster preparedness health care coalitions. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2015;30(2):112-22.

2015

Walsh L, Craddock HA, Strauss-Riggs K, Schor K. Learning needs in disaster recovery: Perceptions of community health recovery after Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy. 2015;6(2):145-63.

2014

Schor K. Introduction and overview to the report of Workshop: Learning in Disaster Health 2014. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2014 Dec;8(6):554-554.

2014

Gulley K, Strauss-Riggs K, Schor K [Guest Editors]. Special section- NCDMPH Workshop Report. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2014;8(6):553.

2014

Schor, K. Disaster health competencies and their application: Caring for seniors. In: Cefalu C, ed. Disaster preparedness for seniors: a comprehensive guide for healthcare professionals. New York, NY: Springer, 2014. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-0665-9.

2013

Schor K, Altman B. Proposals for aligning disaster health competency models. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2013 Feb;7(1):8-12.

2012

Strauss-Riggs K, Schor K, Altman B. Toward a pediatric disaster health core curriculum. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2012 Jun;6(2):88.

2012

Walsh L, Subbarao I, Gebbie K, Schor K, Lyznicki J, Strauss-Riggs K, Cooper A, Hsu EB, King RV, Mitas JA II, Hick J, Zukowski R, Altman BA, Steinbrecher RA, James JJ.  Core competencies for disaster medicine and public health. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2012 Mar;6(1):44-52.