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.
- Recent publications
- Uzun Jacobson E, Inglesby T, Khan AS, Rajotte JC, Burhans RL, Slemp CC, Links JM. Design of the national health security preparedness index. Biosecur Bioterror. 2014 May-Jun;12(3):122-31. [PubMed Citation]
- Lumpkin JR, Miller YK, Inglesby T, Links JM, Schwartz AT, Slemp CC, Burhans RL, Blumenstock J, Khan AS. The importance of establishing a national health security preparedness index. Biosecur Bioterror. 2013 Mar;11(1):81-7. [PubMed Citation]
- Additions to this bibliography will appear in future updates to REMM.
- 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]
- 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]
- Engaging the Public in Critical Disaster Planning and Decision Making. (Institute of Medicine, August 23, 2013)
- 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]
- 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]
- A National Agenda for Public Health Systems Research on Emergency Preparedness. RAND Coporation, Technical Report 660.
- Public Health Preparedness and Response to Chemical and Radiological Incidents, Functions, Practices and Areas for Future Work. RAND Corporation, Technical report 719.
- Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) (NIH/NLM)