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Risk Management

Risk Management

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Dissuading Adversaries and their Radiological/Nuclear Pathways: Integrating Deterrence Theory and Analytics in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA) Amy Pate, Brandon Behlendorf, Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer October, 2013 to September, 2018
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
Integration of International Architecture Analysis Brandon Behlendorf, Emily Iarocci, Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer September, 2013 to March, 2015
Consensus Framework for Informing Decision-Making in the Biological Threat Characterization Program Gary Ackerman September, 2013 to September, 2014
Training in Risk and Crisis Communication (TRACC) Brooke Liu, Elizabeth Petrun Sayers, Katherine Worboys Izsak August, 2011 to October, 2013
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul Stevan Weine August, 2010 to August, 2012
Organizational Factors in the Successful Application of 'Community Engagement' Principles for Bioterrorism Preparedness Monica Schoch-Spana June, 2008 to December, 2011
Quantitative Index of the Public Health Impacts of Terrorism Fran Norris 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
Radicalization of U.S. Prisoners Bert Useem, Obie Clayton June, 2005 to May, 2009
Communicating Risk of Mass Casualty Terrorism in Diverse Communities Elaine Vaughan May, 2005 to May, 2009
Developing Community Resilience for Children and Families Betty Pfefferbaum, Fran Norris June, 2005 to May, 2008
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
Balancing Pre-disaster Preparedness and Post-disaster Relief January 2016 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Common Sense or Gun Control? Political Communication and News Media Framing of Firearm Sale Background Checks after Newtown November 2015 Sell, Tara Journal Article
Community Resilience April 2016 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Book Chapter
Decisions in disaster recovery operations November 2013 Zhuang, Jun Book Chapter
Modeling Public-Private Partnerships in Disaster Management via Centralized and Decentralized Models October 2015 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Our Hazardous Environment: Four Decades of Progress or Retrenchment? January 2016 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
Preparing for the Worst: Public Perceptions of Risk Management Innovations March 2016 Liu, Brooke; Smith, Daniel; Petrun Sayers, Elizabeth; Ackerman, Gary; Roberts, Holly Journal Article
Resilience to What? Resilience for Whom? April 2016 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
Social Media Use during Disasters: A Review of the Knowledge Base and Gaps December 2012 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Report
Taking Effective Risk and Crisis Communication for Granted? August 2013 Liu, Brooke; Petrun, Elizabeth Discussion Point
Terrorism-Centric Behavior Recognition and Adversarial Threat Forecasting January 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Terrorism-Centric Behaviors and Adversarial Threat Awareness January 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Training in Risk and Crisis Communication Modules: Project Fact Sheet December 2013 Liu, Brooke; Petrun, Elizabeth Project Fact Sheet
Understanding Community Responses to Authority/Law Enforcement Minority-Outreach Intergroup Communication Frames July 2016 Glasford, Demis Research Brief
Understanding Tornado Warnings, False Alarms, and Complacency September 2016 Liu, Brooke; Roberts, Holly; Egnoto, Michael Fact Sheet
Universal Preventive Interventions for Children in the Context of Disasters and Terrorism April 2014 Pfefferbaum, Betty
Image Title Job Title Institution
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
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
Garret Brooke Tippin Garett Tippin

START Researcher

University of Maryland
Holly Roberts

Program Manager, Risk Communication & Resilience Program, START

University of Maryland
Joshua House

Junior GIS Analyst, START

University of Maryland
Julia Fraustino, START Julia Fraustino

Incoming Assistant Professor

West Virginia University
Jun Zhuang

Associate Professor of Engineering

University of Buffalo
Meredith Collier-Murayama

Curriculum Developer, START

University of Maryland
Michele Wood

Assistant Professor of Health Science, Director CA-NV Public Health Training Center - Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton
Michelle Jacome Michelle Jacome

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Roberta Belli

  Security Information Analyst, United Nations Department of Safety and Security

United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Sarah Spalding Sarah Spalding

Researcher/Analyst, START

University of Maryland
Stephanie Madden Stephanie Madden

Doctoral Student

University of Maryland
Steve Sin

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Yan Jin Yan Jin

Associate Professor of Public Relations

University of Georgia

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