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The Disaster Research Center (DRC) is the first social science research center in the world devoted to the study of disasters. Founded in 1963 at the Ohio State University, the Center is now part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware and faculty members from the School of Public Policy and Administration, the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Civil Engineering direct Disaster Research Center projects. Visit the DRC website for more information.

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    • Brittingham, Rochelle; Goepfert, Mary (FEMA Higher Education Project, 2014)
      This chapter from the book, "Critical Issues in Disaster Science and Management: A Dialogue Between Researchers and Practitioners," edited by Joseph E. Trainor and Tony Subbio, discusses the unique needs of people with ...
    • Kelly, Joshua; Arlikatti, Sudha; Kendra, James; Nigg, Joanne; Torres, Manuel (Disaster Research Center, 2011)
      The Haiti earthquake of January 12th, 2010 provided a unique opportunity to further our knowledge concerning “mass invacuation” planning processes. No systematic research assessment has been undertaken to look at how host ...
    • Trainor, Joseph E.; Subbio, Tony (FEMA Higher Education Project, 2014)
      The FEMA Higher Education Program has released a new book that combines the knowledge and experience of emergency management practitioners and researchers, the result of which is a dialogue between the two sectors about ...
    • Unknown author (Disaster Research Center, 2014-11)
    • Unknown author (Disaster Research Center, 2013)
      Includes information regarding projects and activities conducted as well as documents produced by the Disaster Research Center and its staff during the calendar year 2012. Also includes a report on the activities of the ...

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