Exercising a New Model: Networks of Trained Federal, State, Academic, and Community “Research Responders”
This presentation will discuss the steps required to prepare researchers, both academic and government scientists, for entry into a disaster scenario. The outcomes of an April 2014 Table Top Exercise, hosted by UCLA-LOSH with the NIEHS, will be the basis for this discussion. Barriers identified by each stakeholder group will be explored and attendees will have the opportunity to consider the role their institution or organization may play in training or research in response to a disaster.
Learning Areas:Environmental health sciences
Occupational health and safety
Explain how academia, government representatives, and community members can join forces to collectively help understand the health impacts of disasters for local or national incidents. Describe training requirements for scientific research responders in a disaster.
Keyword(s): Disasters, Research
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been Director of the UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH) since 2005 and am adjunct faculty in the UCLA Community Health Sciences Dept. I participate on the Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee and, as a past Chair of the APHA OHS section. I served as local host of the April Table Top Exercise for the NIEHS Disaster Research Response Project, and am an active NIEHS Grantee providing training to disaster response workers.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.