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Emergency Preparedness and Management


Emergency Preparedness and Management

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Social Identity and Perceptions of Counterterrorism Demis Glasford July, 2012 to December, 2017
School Emergency Public Information and Warning/Information Sharing Brooke Liu, Holly Roberts October, 2015 to September, 2016
Understanding Tornado Warnings, False Alarms, and Complacency, and Proposing Theory-Directed Solutions for Effective Warnings Michael Egnoto, Brooke Liu October, 2015 to September, 2016
International and Regional Architecture Reports Brandon Behlendorf, Emily Iarocci, Gary Ackerman, Steve Sin May, 2012 to September, 2015
Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Process John Sawyer, Steve Sin September, 2014 to June, 2015
PRND Capability Development Framework Mapping John Sawyer, Marcus Boyd December, 2012 to June, 2015
Comprehensive Testing of Imminent Threat Public Messages for Mobile Devices (MDP) Brooke Liu, Hamilton Bean, Marcus Boyd, Michele Wood June, 2012 to June, 2015
Social Media Use during Disasters Brooke Liu July, 2012 to October, 2013
Training in Risk and Crisis Communication (TRACC) Brooke Liu, Elizabeth Petrun Sayers, Katherine Worboys Izsak August, 2011 to October, 2013
An Integrated Conception of Community Resilience Betty Pfefferbaum, Fran Norris, Kathleen Smarick March, 2010 to February, 2012
Building Community Resilience through Public Involvement: The Extended Community Assessment of Resilience Tool (CART-E) Betty Pfefferbaum June, 2008 to December, 2011
Organizational Factors in the Successful Application of 'Community Engagement' Principles for Bioterrorism Preparedness Monica Schoch-Spana June, 2008 to December, 2011
Domestic Weapons of Mass Destruction: Populations at Risk from U.S. Chemical Facilities Releases Susan Cutter June, 2008 to October, 2011
Preparedness for Catastrophic Events Dennis Mileti, Hamilton Bean, Kathleen Smarick, Monica Schoch-Spana, Paul Harwood November, 2008 to November, 2010
The Role for State Governments in Community Resilience Ann Bowman June, 2008 to May, 2010
Community Field Studies and Analyses of Preparedness Networks Kathleen Tierney May, 2005 to September, 2009
Modeling and Simulation of Public Response to Threat and Attacks Dennis Mileti June, 2005 to June, 2009
Textual Analysis of Electronic Media Coverage of Homeland Security-Related Risks Lisa Keranen September, 2006 to May, 2009
School-Based Preparedness and Intervention Programs Terence Thornberry April, 2006 to May, 2009
National Household Survey Dennis Mileti, Linda Bourque July, 2005 to May, 2009
Organizational Dimensions of Risk Communication During Homeland Security Crises Caron Chess June, 2005 to May, 2009
Communicating Risk of Mass Casualty Terrorism in Diverse Communities Elaine Vaughan May, 2005 to May, 2009
Effective Organizational Communication During Crises: Learning from the 2001 Anthrax Attacks Caron Chess May, 2005 to May, 2009
Population Vulnerability Analysis, Spatial Social Science, and GIS Susan Cutter May, 2005 to May, 2009
Community Assessment of Resilience Tool (CART) Betty Pfefferbaum, Fran Norris June, 2005 to May, 2008
Best Practices for Preparing Communities: Citizen Engagement in Public Health Planning Monica Schoch-Spana May, 2005 to May, 2008
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
A Conceptual Framework to Enhance Community Resilience Using Social Capital August 2015 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
All Terrorism is Local: Constructing Urban Coalitions for Homeland Security in the American Federal System August 2007 Chenoweth, Erica Conference Paper
An Examination of the Effect of Perceived Risk on Preparedness Behavior March 2012 Mileti, Dennis; Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Are Schools Prepared for Emergencies? An Assessment of Emergency Preparedness at School Sites in Three Los Angeles County School Districts February 2007 Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Assessing Community Reilience: A CART Survery Application in an Impoverished Urban Community May 2016 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
Building National Capacity for Child and Family Disaster Mental Health Research February 2010 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Building resilience to mass trauma events November 2006 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Book Chapter
Children and Families in the Context of Disasters: Implications for Preparedness and Response January 2008 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Citizen Engagement in Community Preparedness June 2006 Schoch-Spana, Monica Conference Paper
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Postdisaster Distress: A Community Based Treatment Program for Survivors of Hurricane Katrina November 2008 Norris, Fran Book Chapter
Community and ecological approaches to understanding and alleviating postdisaster distress November 2005 Norris, Fran Book Chapter
Community Engagement: Leadership Tool for Catastrophic Health Events May 2007 Schoch-Spana, Monica Journal Article
Community Resilience Interventions: Participatory, Assessment-Based, Action-Oriented Processes September 2014 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
Concepts and Methods in the Study of International Crisis Management November 2005 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book Chapter
Conference Report--Disease, Disaster, and Democracy: The Public's Stake in Health Emergency Planning October 2006 Schoch-Spana, Monica Journal Article
Correlates of School Disaster Preparedness: Main Effects of Funding and a Coordinator Role July 2008 Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Current Evidence for Selecting Disaster Interventions for Children and Adolescents April 2016 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Decisions in disaster recovery operations November 2013 Zhuang, Jun Book Chapter
Diffusing Portable Radiation Detectors Among First Responders: Device Acceptance and Implications for Community Resilience August 2016 Liu, Brooke; Petrun Sayers, Elizabeth; Ackerman, Gary; Roberts, Holly Book Chapter
Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government November 2006 Tierney, Kathleen Book
English, Spanish, and Annotated Questionnaires: Questionnaires Used in the National Survey of Disaster Experiences and Preparedness (NSDEP) October 2008 Mileti, Dennis; Bourque, Linda Report
Evaluation of a National Effort to Reach Hurricane Katrina Survivors and Evacuees: The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program April 2009 Norris, Fran Journal Article
Expanding the Public's Role in Health Emergency Policy June 2009 Norwood, Ann; Schoch-Spana, Monica Journal Article
Experiences with and Preparedness for Emergencies and Disasters Among Public Schools in California January 2007 Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Factors in the Development of Community Resilience to Disasters November 2007 Pfefferbaum, Betty Book Chapter
Factors Predicting Crisis Counselor Referrals to Other Crisis Counseling, Disaster Relief, and Psychological Services: A A Cross-site Analysis of post-Katrina Programs April 2009 Norris, Fran Journal Article
First Aid Training and Capabilities of the Lay Public: Potential Alternative Sources of Emergency Medical Assistance Following Natural Disasters January 2005 Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Formulating Questions about PostDisaster Mental Health November 2005 Norris, Fran Book Chapter
How Communities Implement Successful Mitigation Programs: Insights From the Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC) Community Study November 2008 Bourque, Linda Book Chapter
How Companies and Governments React to Disasters July 2016 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
How Disaster Information Form, Source, Type, and Prior Disaster Exposure Affect Public Outcomes: Jumping on the Social Media Bandwagon December 2014 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Journal Article
Hurricane Katrina: A Failure of Planning or a Planned Failure? November 2006 Cutter, Susan Book Chapter
Identification and Evaluation of Mental Health and Psychosocial Preparedness Resources From the Centers for Public Health Preparedness June 2005 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Improving shadow evacuation management: Case study of the Graniteville, South Carolina chlorine spill January 2007 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
Influenza Vaccine Scarcity 2004–05: Implications for Biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness September 2005 Schoch-Spana, Monica Journal Article
Innovations in Disaster Mental Health Services and Evaluation: National, State, and Local Responses to Hurricane Katrina April 2009 Norris, Fran Journal Article
Integrating Authorities and Disciplines into the Preparedness-Planning Process: A Study of Mental Health, Public Health, and Emergency Management May 2007 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Intensely Exposed Oklahoma City Terrorism Survivors: Long-term Mental Health and Health Needs and Posttraumatic Growth January 2016 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Local Health Department Capacity for Community Engagement and Its Implications for Disaster Resilience June 2013 Schoch-Spana, Monica; Sell, Tara Journal Article
Media Coverage and Children's Reactions to Disaster with Implications for Primary Care and Public Health November 2008 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Regens, James; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research November 2005 Norris, Fran Book
Milling and Public Warnings May 2017 Liu, Brooke; Mileti, Dennis; Bean, Hamilton; Wood, Michele Journal Article
Model citizenship in the management of public health emergencies: The role of open government November 2007 Schoch-Spana, Monica Book Chapter
Modeling Public-Private Partnerships in Disaster Management via Centralized and Decentralized Models October 2015 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Moral Hazard, Social Catastrophe: The Changing Face of Vulnerability along the Hurricane Coasts January 2006 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action September 2015 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book
Planning for Pet Evacuations During Disasters August 2008 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
Provider Perspectives on Serving the Needs of Displaced Disaster Survivors Following Hurricane Katrina. November 2009 Pfefferbaum, Betty Book Chapter
Public Mental Health Surveillance and Monitoring November 2005 Norris, Fran Book Chapter
Public Schools Underprepared for Disasters October 2006 Research Brief
Questionnaire Specifications: Documentation of the National Survey of Disaster Experiences and Preparedness (NSDEP) October 2008 Mileti, Dennis; Bourque, Linda Report
Regional variation in causes of injuries among terrorism victims for mass casualty events August 2015 Regens, James Journal Article
Report: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings October 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Report
Response to Terrorism in America December 2008 Bourque, Linda Conference Paper
Service characteristics and counseling outcomes: Lessons from a cross-site evaluation of crisis counseling after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma January 2009 Norris, Fran Journal Article
Social Media Use during Disasters: A Review of the Knowledge Base and Gaps December 2012 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Report
Social Media Use during Disasters Fact Sheet May 2013 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Project Fact Sheet
Spatial patterns of natural hazard mortality in the United States January 2008 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
START Annual Meeting 2016: Quick-Fire Presentation - Unconventional Weapons and Technology, Political Instability, Risk Communication October 2016 Ackerman, Gary; LaFree, Gary; Roberts, Holly; Halverson, James; Binder, Markus; Egnoto, Michael; Sin, Steve
Strategies for Incident Preparedness Planning Considerations for Complex Medical Events, 3rd Ed. November 2005 Book
Terrorism Preparedness and Exposure Reduction since 9/11: The Status of Public Readiness in the United States January 2011 Mileti, Dennis; Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Testimony on Needed Emergency Management Reforms January 2007 Tierney, Kathleen Journal Article
The business of healing: Focus group discussions of readjustment to the post-9/11 work environment among workers of affected agencies January 2010 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
The Community Speaks: Understanding Ethical Values in Allocation of Scarce Lifesaving Resources during Disasters June 2014 Schoch-Spana, Monica Journal Article
The Impact of Disasters and Political Violence on Mental Health in Latin America October 2009 Norris, Fran Report
The Landscape of Disaster Resilience Indicators in the USA September 2015 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
The Long Road Home: Race, Class, and Recovery from Hurricane Katrina March 2006 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
The Precarious Nature of Food April 2015 Cutter, Susan Op-ed
The Red Pill October 2005 Tierney, Kathleen Report
The Role of Homeland Security Information Bulletins within Emergency Management Organizations: A Case Study of Enactment July 2007 Bean, Hamilton; Keranen, Lisa Journal Article
The Role of Public Health in Mental and Behavioral Health in Children and Families Following Disasters January 2009 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
The Terrorists' Planning Cycle: Patterns of Pre-incident Behaviors January 2017 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly; Roberts, Paxton Book Chapter
Training for Disaster Response Personnel: The Development of Proposed Core Competencies in Disaster Mental Health January 2007 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Training in Risk and Crisis Communication Modules: Project Fact Sheet December 2013 Liu, Brooke; Petrun, Elizabeth Project Fact Sheet
Trusted Partnership or Tentative Courtship: Exploring the Culture of Information Sharing Across Local and Federal Emergency Preparedness Organizations January 2008 Bean, Hamilton; Keranen, Lisa Conference Paper
Understanding and Mitigating the Impacts of Massive Relocations Due to Disasters April 2017 Bier, Vicki Journal Article
Universal Preventive Interventions for Children in the Context of Disasters and Terrorism April 2014 Pfefferbaum, Betty
Urban-Rural Differences in Disaster Resilience July 2016 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
Validation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative: Identifying Suspicious Activities from the Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) and the American Terrorism Study (ATS) February 2015 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Roberts, Paxton; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Report
Validation of the Short Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Rating Interview as a Measure of Post-Disaster Distress and Treatment Need July 2008 Norris, Fran Journal Article
Who Prepares for Terrorism? April 2012 Mileti, Dennis; Bourque, Linda Journal Article
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START launches new training course on understanding and preventing radicalization to violence and violent extremism
Center of Excellence collaboration examines critical infrastructure
Scouting out risk communication field research
Engineered for resilience
Study shows longer emergency text alerts improve safety
START reaches out to dozens of middle and high schoolers
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Jun Zhuang
‘Best practices in crisis communications’
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START participates in UMD’s ‘Constitution Day 3.0’
Discussion Point: 'Keep Wicked Calm and Carry the Hell On': Boston, Terrorism and the Rhetorical Power of Resilience
Have you seen it yet? START Research Review
START Releases First Research Review
START Announces 2009 Curriculum Development Grant Recipients
*New Training Program* Crisis Manager's Course: Leadership for Catastrophic Events
START Expands its Research Brief Series
START Partners with ICPSR to Launch Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center
Research Internships Available for Fall 2007 at the University of Maryland
START Site Launched at Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov)
Post-Doc Opportunity for Information Management Expert for Data Archive
SC's Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute releases Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI)
START Launches Research Brief Series
START Researchers Featured in TIME Magazine
Natural Hazards Center co-sponsors Capitol Hill event on critical hazards facing the U.S.
Tierney to Host Web Chat on Preparedness with National City Network
START Investigator Provides Key Oversight for Cost/Benefit Analysis of FEMA-funded Mitigation
START investigator, Susan Cutter, advises Congress
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
Image Title Job Title Institution
Ann Norwood

Senior Associate

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Brooke Liu

Associate Professor of Communication and Director, Risk Communication & Resilience Program, START

University of Maryland
Christian Leuprecht

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Economics

Royal Military College
Dennis Mileti Dennis Mileti

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

University of Colorado
Devin Ellis

Policy & Research Program Director, ICONS Project

University of Maryland
Elise Miller-Hooks Elise Miller-Hooks

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering 

University of Maryland
Elizabeth Petrun Elizabeth Petrun Sayers

Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

University of Maryland
Emily Iarocci Emily Iarocci

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
START Researcher Gabrielle Matuzsan Gabrielle Matuzsan

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Holly Roberts

Program Manager, Risk Communication & Resilience Program, START

University of Maryland
Jeremy Carter Jeremy Carter

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Public Affairs

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Joshua House

Junior GIS Analyst, START

University of Maryland
Joyce Rasing

Graduate Education Coordinator, START

University of Maryland
Julia Fraustino, START Julia Fraustino

Incoming Assistant Professor

West Virginia University
Jun Zhuang

Associate Professor of Engineering

University of Buffalo
Kathleen Sherrieb

Associate Director of the National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research

National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research
Marcus Boyd

START Senior Researcher, GIS

University of Maryland
Monica Schoch-Spana Monica Schoch-Spana

Senior Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security

The Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Sarah Spalding Sarah Spalding

Researcher/Analyst, START

University of Maryland
Steve Sin

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Tyler Page

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Maryland
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