Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication
The CPHRC conducts research and provides service and education in the field of public health emergency preparedness. The Center’s mission is to build public health infrastructure and capacity for disaster response and recovery, and enhance community preparedness and resilience, with a particular interest in improving outcomes for individuals who may be at risk for severe consequences after disasters. Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP is the Director of this center.
Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice
The Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice aims to promote health, nonviolence and social justice through trauma-informed practice, research, professional development, and advocacy for policy change. Their work is focused in four major areas: Healing Hurt People - A Violence Intervention Program, Training, Research, and Policy. John Rich, MD, MPH
is the Director of this center.
Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends (FIRST)
The FIRST Center is a research enterprise organized to support the U.S. fire and rescue service through objective data collection and analysis. Their work is focused on three major areas: Injury Data Evaluation & Analysis (IDEA), Fire Service Organizational Culture of Safety (FOCUS), and Stress and Violence in fire-based EMS Responders (SAVER). The FIRST Center also sponsors the Fire Service Injury Research, Epidemiology, and Evaluation (FIRE) Fellowship: a paid summer internship that gives students the opportunity to work with real world data, serve community partners with data, and get immersed in the fire service through field experiences. Jennifer Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPS is the Director of this center.