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.
(National Academies Press, 2008) Altevogt, Bruce M.; Pope, Andrew M.; Hill, Martha N.; Shine, Kenneth I.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Research Priorities in Emergency Preparedness and Response for Public Health Systems reports its conclusions and recommendations based on consideration of areas of interest specifically articulated in the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC's) "Advancing the Nation's Health: A Guide for Public Health Research Needs, 2006-2015." As requested,the report delineates a set of near-term research priorities for emergency preparedness and response in public health and related fields.