How Public Health Informs and Inspires Disaster Science, Policy, and Practice

Tues. 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Centennial E

Disaster research and practice have long been informed by sociology, engineering, geoscience, public administration, urban planning, and other disciplines. For the past several decades, public health has also begun to make significant contributions to the fields of disaster research and practice. This will examine the ways rapid surveillance techniques can improve detection, warning, and postdisaster assessments; how techniques of medical surge strategies represent innovative public-private response partnerships; how healthy communities strategies inform community engagement; and how models related to the social determinants of health can advance disaster science.

Panelist David Abramson, Moderator
National Center for Disaster Preparedness


Panelist Melissa Morrison, Panelist
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


PanelistJennifer Horney, Panelist
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


PanelistAlonzo Plough, Panelist
Los Angeles County Public Health Department


Organizer: David Abramson, National Center for Disaster Preparedness