International Research Committee on Disasters Researchers Meeting

Tuesday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Omni Interlocken Resort
Broomfield, Colorado

The IRCD Researchers Meeting, a partnership between the International Sociological Association's International Research Committee on Disasters and the Natural Hazards Center, follows the main Hazards Workshop. For more information on the IRCD, please visit their RC-39 Web site.

Register for the IRCD Researchers meeting using the Natural Hazards Workshop online registration. A continental breakfast and a lunch of sandwiches and deli salads are included in the registration cost.

Call for Abstracts


Call for Abstracts

The 2010 IRCD submission period is now closed. Please contact IRCD Researchers Meeting co-organizers Bill Lovekamp or Joe Trainor with any questions.


The International Research Committee on Disasters Meeting kicks off with a welcoming reception at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13th. A keynote panel consisting of members of theResiliency and Vulnerability Observatory Network (RAVON) steering committee will follow up on Walter Gillis Peacock’s RAVON presentation at last year’s workshop.

Abstracts will be presented in concurrent sessions throughout Wednesday, July 14, with the Meeting concluding at 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 13th

Interlocken D
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Lobby Court & Terrace
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Reception and cash bar

Interlocken A
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
RAVON Panel Presentation by the RAVON Steering Committee

Wednesday, July 14th

Centennial Foyer
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Centennial Foyer
8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Centennial F
NGOs and Gender

The Changing Role of NPOs in Disaster Relief: A Comparison of Post-Disaster Assistances for Housing after the Chi-Chi Earthquake and Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan
Liang-Chun Chen, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction
Jing-Chein Lu, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction

Developing a Community of Practice Around Nonprofit Disaster Preparedness
June Gin, Fritz Institute

Keeping Health Disparity in Check During Disaster: An Exploratory Study on Disaster Preparedness in Reproductive Health Clinics
Adelle Monteblanco, University of Colorado at Boulder
Wee Kiat Lim, University of Colorado at Boulder

Masculinity on the Hudson: Gendered Representations of the US Airways Flight 1549 Response
Tricia Wachtendorf, University of Delaware
Samantha Penta, University of Delaware

Interlocken C
Displacement and Recovery

Toward a Displacement Index: Conceptual and Technical Considerations
Ann-Margaret Esnard, Florida Atlantic University
Alka Sapat, Florida Atlantic University
Diana Mitsova, Florida Atlantic University

To Relocate or Return? Resettlement Decisions of Villagers Following a Devastating Earthquake
Kanako Iuchi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lessons for Rebuilding After Major Catastrophe: Addressing the Need for Adequate Post-Housing on the Road to Permanent Housing
Dana Greene, North Carolina Central University

Interlocken D
Public Policy

Integrated Local Policy Response to Climate Change and Natural Disasters: Challenges and Opportunities
Himanshu Grover, Texas A&M University

Public Participation in Post-Disaster Contexts: Breaking Down the BarriersN. Emel Ganapati, Florida International University

Towards an Asset Based Mitigation Policy
William Siembieda, California Polytechnic State University

10:30 a.m. to Noon

Centennial F
Emergency Management

Measurement and Comparison of Local Radiological Emergency Management Networks: A View of Local Incident Management and ControlDebra Schneck, Indiana University

Households Willingness to Pay for Disaster and Emergency Management: Some Evidence from Canada
Ali Asgary, York University

Response Time Retrieving Multiple SMS Messages Delivered to an Individual’s Cellular Handset: Implication for Disaster Researchers
Joe Downing, Penn State University, York Campus
Mark Casteel, Penn State University, York Campus

Interlocken C
Disaster Vulnerability

An Integrated Assessment of Vulnerability to Typhoon and Flood Hazards in the Ta-Chia River Basin, Taiwan
Hung-Chih Hung, National Taipei University
Ling-Yeh Chen, National Taipei University
Jen-Te Pai, National Chengchi University

Infrastructure and Community Resilience: A Socio-Technical PerspectiveBenjamin Sims, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Examining Vulnerabilities in the Food Supply Network: The Peanut Paste Case
Christine Stover, Wayne State University
Dale Brandenburg, Wayne State University

Interlocken D
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Orientation toward Hurricane Evacuation Among Gulf Coast Residents, 2006-2008
Craig Trumbo, Colorado State University
Lori Peek, Colorado State University
Holly Marlatt, Colorado State University
Michelle Lueck, Colorado State University
Eve Gruntfest, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Brian McNoldy, Colorado State University
Wayne Schubert, Colorado State University
Julie Demuth, National Center for Atmospheric Research

New Orleans Before and After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: A Natural Experiment of the Relationship between Neighborhood Soil Lead and Children’s Blood Lead
Sammy Zahran, Colorado State University

Exploring the Emergency Preparedness Competencies of Disaster Healthcare Responders during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Lynn Slepski, U.S. Public Health Service

Noon-1:00 p.m.

Lunch in the Outside Pavilion

1:10-2:40 p.m.

Centennial F
Risk, Policy, and the Public

Hurricane Preparedness and Strategy Feasibility
Rochelle Brittingham, University of Delaware
Tricia Wachtendorf, University of Delaware

Public Perceptions of Tsunamis and NOAA’s TsunamiReady Program in Los Angeles
Antonia Rosati, Santa Monica College

Interlocken C
Measuring Hazards and Response

Hazardous Material Releases during Natural Disasters: Quantification of Occurrence and Probability in the United States
Nicholas Santella, Southern Methodist University
Laura Steinberg, Syracuse University
Hatice Sengal, Middle East Technical University
Ana Maria Cruz, Kyoto University

Hurricanes and Moving Water, a Deadly Combination: An Analysis of Coastal and Inland Hurricane Fatalities
Jeffrey Czajkowski, Austin College
Kevin Simmons, Austin College
Daniel Sutter, University of Texas-Pan American

Predicting the Behavioral Response to Tornado Threats
Joseph Trainor, University of Delaware
Havidan Rodriguez, University of Delaware
Walter Diaz, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
William Donner, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jenniffer Santos-Hernandez, University of Delaware

2:45-3:00 p.m.

Centennial F
Closing Remarks
Walter Gillis Peacock, Texas A&M University
Joseph Trainor, University of Delaware