Promote the health of communities threatened by natural hazards, incidents of mass violence, civil conflict, infectious disease outbreaks, and other emergent public health threats. The certificate in Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response is interdisciplinary, includes both domestic and international content, and focuses on training the leaders of tomorrow in how to help communities mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
This 15-credit certificate was designed to fulfill an identified gap in public health disaster and humanitarian response training. The program integrates traditional in-person and innovative online learning with action-oriented table-top and field simulation exercises. Evidence-based practice is emphasized.