Disaster Response and Recovery: How Research Improves Preparedness, Response and Recovery


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This webinar "Disaster Response and Recovery: How Research Improves Preparedness, Response and Recovery," highlights the ongoing efforts of the National Institutes of Health and other federal partners, members of Congress, and other stakeholders in developing strategies to enhance disaster preparedness, coordinate response, and improve the recovery process.  

Specific examples shared include research related to flood resilience in watershed communities and how water resources, food security and energy system design can be implemented in resource-constrained communities.



  • Dr. Aubrey K. Miller, MPH, is the senior medical adviser to the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. He currently leads the NIH Disaster Research Response Program which focuses on improving national and international disaster research capabilities through enhancing policies, infrastructure, training, and integration of stakeholders, especially academia and impacted communities.  
  • Craig Just, Ph.D., is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa and leader of the Flood Resilience Team within the Iowa Watershed Approach project. He has a strong interest in building institutional capacity to provide coordinated care for victims of floods and other natural disasters. He will share experiences and results from the Iowa Watershed Approach.