HEM Student and Faculty Spotlight

Find information about student and faculty publications, presentations, honors and awards.

Recent Presentations:

Dr. Anthony Abruzzese of the HEM Program recently presented Challenges of Assessing Community Disaster Resilience 
in a Pre-disaster Context based on his dissertation research at the 11th Annual Homeland Defense/Security Education Summit, 2018.  The annual conference is sponsored by Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s National Preparedness Directorate. This year’s theme was an examination of wicked problems in homeland security and emergency management. Wicked problems are those problems that are difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and constantly changing properties.

This year’s summit was hosted by the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity, at the University at Albany (NY).

Publications developed by the HEM program:

Using Ebola as a Lens to Examine Medical Waste Sterilization
By Teija Corse; Kevin Thomas; John Broderick; Nina Shaafi Kabiri; Joshua Margulies; Taha Masri; Justin McCullen; Maureen McMahon
First published: 25 October 2015 World Medical & Health Policy, 7(4), 402–411. http://doi.org/10.1002/wmh3.164

Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
By Lauren Walsh, MPH; Italo Subbarao, DO, MBA; Kristine Gebbie, DrPH, RN; Kenneth W. Schor, DO, MPH; Jim Lyznicki, MS, MPH, Kandra Strauss-Riggs, MPH; Arthur Cooper, MD, MS; Edbert B. Hsu, MD, MPH; Richard V.King, PhD; John A Mitas II, MD; JOhn Hick, MD; Rebecca Zukowski, MSN, RN; Brian Altman, PhD; Roth Anne Steinbrecher, MPH; James J. James, MD, DrPH
Concepts in Disaster Medicine
Volume 6, Number 1

Interoperability for First Responders and Emergency Management: Definition, Need, and the Path Forward
By Kevin (Kip) Thomas, PhD, MBA; Peter R Bergethon, MD; and Mathew Reimer
World Medical and Health Policy
Volume 2, Issue 3, Article 15

Formulating Quarantine Policies as a Wicked Problem
By Kevin (Kip) Thomas, PhD, MBA; Kevin Hallock, PhD; and Marcos P. Pareto
The Cornwallis Group XIII: Analysis of Societal Conflict and Counter Insurgency
The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
17 – 20 March 2008