Public Health Disaster Research Response
September 19, 2014, 1:00-2:15 p.m. EDT
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Description: Public health emergencies pose many adverse health effects for local communities and the first responders. However, there is a recognized knowledge gap regarding the environmental exposures during the disaster and the potential health outcomes. The recent call to action, "Research as Part of Public Health Emergency Response," authored by the NIH Director, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and the CDC Director, voiced the critical need for well-designed, effectively executed research to address these pressing knowledge gaps. These public health emergencies present challenges to the research community because of their unpredictable onset as well as their health and environmental effects. Currently, human subjects research in the period immediately following disasters is hampered by the time needed to design protocols and implement data collection, so the opportunity to acquire crucial early epidemiologic, medical, and environmental data and samples is usually missed. The NIEHS, HHS, other federal agencies, and the academic community are working to address this need.
In this webinar, we will hear about the current Public Health Disaster Research Response (DR2) and Science Preparedness efforts to help respond to the need for timely research.
Anthony Barone, M.P.H.
Senior Management Analyst - Emergency Management, GAP Solutions, Inc.
Assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
Aubrey Miller, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Medical Advisor, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Sharon Petronella Croisant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
We look forward to your participation!