The Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication (CPHRC) conducts research and provides service and education in the field of public health emergency preparedness. The Center works to increase the public health infrastructure and capacity for disaster response and recovery, and enhance community preparedness and resilience, especially for at-risk individuals.
Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP, director
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. The work is focused in four major areas: Healing Hurt People - A Violence Intervention Program, Training, Research, and Policy.
John Rich, MD, MPH, director
The FIRST Center supports the U.S. fire and rescue service through objective data collection and analysis. The Center’s work is focused on three major areas: Injury Data Evaluation and Analysis (IDEA), Fire Service Organizational Culture of Safety (FOCUS), and Stress and Violence in fire-based EMS Responders (SAVER). The Center also sponsors the Fire Service Injury Research, Epidemiology, and Evaluation Fellowship.
Jennifer Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPS, director