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.
Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends
The FIRST project is the initial step towards developing a comprehensive national system for capturing firefighter injuries. If the Fire Service and safety researchers had comprehensive, consistent, and accurate information about who is being injured, how they are being injured, and what type of injury they experienced, then these injuries can be prevented. Jennifer Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPS is the Principal Investigator for this project.