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Public Health Emergency Researchers

  • Understanding and improving medical preparedness and response during mass casualty incidents is an increasingly important area of research.
  • Selected articles noted below are relevant to
    • Establishing and evaluating benchmarks for preparedness
    • Learning from actual incidents
    • The articles are about preparedness and responses generally, not radiation incidents specifically.
  • National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI)
    • Launched in 2013, it is "the most comprehensive measure of the nation's health security preparedness to date".
    • Uses primarily existing (already collected), public-use, public health and health care system measures and compares these data against key national standards for preparedness.
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    • Recent publications
  • Additions to this bibliography will appear in future updates to REMM.

Selected references:

  1. Lurie N, Manolio T, Patterson AP, Collins F, Frieden T. Research as a part of public health emergency response. N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 28;368(13):1251-5. [PubMed Citation]
  2. Savoia E, Preston J, Biddinger PD. A Consensus Process on the Use of Exercises and After Action Reports to Assess and Improve Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013 Mar 28:1-3. [PubMed Citation]
  3. Engaging the Public in Critical Disaster Planning and Decision Making. (Institute of Medicine, August 23, 2013)
  4. Chan JL, Burkle FM Jr. A framework and methodology for navigating disaster and global health in crisis literature. PLoS Curr. 2013 Apr 4;5. [PubMed Citation]
  5. Roy N, Thakkar P, Shah H. Developing-world disaster research: present evidence and future priorities. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2011 Jun;5(2):112-6. [PubMed Citation]
  6. A National Agenda for Public Health Systems Research on Emergency Preparedness. RAND Coporation, Technical Report 660.
  7. Public Health Preparedness and Response to Chemical and Radiological Incidents, Functions, Practices and Areas for Future Work. RAND Corporation, Technical report 719.
  8. Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) (NIH/NLM)


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