Recorded Webinar
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT
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Join us on August 12, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT for a webinar to learn more about recent Public Health Disaster Research in U.S. Territories. This webinar will showcase the results from the 15 projects that were awarded through a special call from the Natural Hazards Center Research Award Program—with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Science Foundation. Presentations will highlight the results from forthcoming reports from each of the research teams. These projects focus on new research on the social and public health implications of cascading disasters in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The first 20 minutes of the webinar will provide an overview of the motivation for the special call for proposals and the outcomes of the funded research projects. Participants will then be invited to join one of four breakout rooms where they can learn from the research teams that carried out these novel studies. The breakout rooms will focus on the following topics:

  • Disaster Response and Sheltering
  • Education and Displacement
  • Risk Communication and Collective Recovery
  • Social Vulnerability

A detailed schedule highlighting the speakers and the research to be presented can be found on the Webinar Announcement page. Space for this event is limited, so please register using this online form in advance of the webinar. Participants are also encouraged to review the abstracts for the forthcoming Research in U.S. Territories reports on the Natural Hazards Center’s website.

To stay up to date and learn more about special funding calls and award announcements, please subscribe to Research Award Program updates.

Acknowledgements The Public Health Disaster Research Award program is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1635593) through supplemental funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF, CDC, or the Natural Hazards Center.