The Natural Hazards Center team is pleased to welcome you to the 47th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. We are thankful that you are part of the diverse group of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers who participate in this meeting. It is our honor to convene the Workshop, and we are so grateful for each of you and the work you do.

Special Thanks

Natural Hazards Center Advisory Committee

The Natural Hazards Center team receives regular guidance from the following Advisory Committee members. Their wisdom, thoughtful advice, and ongoing support is gratefully acknowledged.

William Anderson
Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

David Applegate
U.S. Geological Survey

Lauren Alexander Augustine
Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Jason Averill
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Debra Ballen
Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

Chad Berginnis
Association of State Floodplain Managers

Michael Cohen
Renaissance Re

Leremy Colf
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Aram Dobalian
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Chris Emrich
University of Central Florida

Gina Eosco
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Angela Gladwell
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Thomas Hughes
Natural Hazard Mitigation Association

Christy Jones
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Russ Paulsen

Roger Pulwarty
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Nick Shufro
Federal Emergency Management Agency

We would also like to thank Michael Grimm and Wendy Walsh of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Both completed their terms of service with the Advisory Committee in 2021. Their service to the broader hazards and disaster community is deeply appreciated and continues to infuence the work of the Center.

Additional Supporters

In preparing for and planning this year’s Workshop, the Natural Hazards Center team has benefited from the generosity and assistance of many people and organizations. We would like to extend additional thanks to:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for supporting the production of the Research Counts Special Collection on Mass Sheltering and Disasters. We thank those who authored pieces for the Special Collection and acknowledge the invaluable contributions of Robin Soler, Director of the Office of Applied Research, and Tracy Thomas, Senior Health Scientist, at the CDC.

Alece Birnbach of the Graphic Recording Studio who will again offer live recordings at this year’s Workshop.

Luther Green for his ongoing volunteer service to the Natural Hazards Center and his deep and abiding comitment to its mission and vision.

Stacia Ryder and Ilan Kelman for their incisive feedback on the Workshop theme statement.