Download Now Disaster Epidemiology: Methods and Applications applies the core methods of epidemiological research and practice to the assessment of the short- and long-term health effects of disasters. The persistent movement of people and economic development to regions vulnerable to natural disasters, as well as new vulnerabilities related to environmental, technological, and terrorism incidents, means that in spite of large global efforts to reduce the impacts and costs of disasters, average annual expenditures to fund rebuilding from catastrophic losses is rising faster than either population or the gross world product.
A graduate of Rice University, Dr. Kapur has designed and taught emergency medicine and public health training programs for international physicians, nurses and primary healthcare workers.
He has also worked on the development of emergency public health systems in low- and middle-income countries with an emphasis on low-cost, high-yield strategies.
Smith completed residency training in both emergency medicine and internal medicine and remains board certified in both specialties.
Since completing training, he has held a full-time faculty position in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center.
He has over 20 years of clinical emergency medicine experience with over 14 years experience in emergency department management and administration having served as the director of clinical operations and trauma services.
Smith has completed additional training at George Washington University Medical Center including a Masters in Public Health with an emphasis on international health policy in and a Master Teacher Program in Smith directs the international emergency medicine activities of the Institute.
His areas of interest includes international emergency medicine policy development, disaster preparedness, EMS system development, enhancing hospital-based and prehospital clinical and trauma services, injury prevention initiatives, and academic emergency medicine development including faculty development and assisting with the establishment of residency training programs in emergency medicine.
He has conducted several strategic US leadership conferences focusing on the role of US emergency health care providers in the development of emergency medicine in developing countries and chaired a regional NATO conference on emergency medicine and disaster preparedness in Central Asia.Case Studies in Public Health Preparedness and Response to Disasters is an inde- pendent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by the owners of the trademarks or service marks referenced in this product.
This book represents the rare case where the sequel is better than the original. The second edition of Disasters and Public Health: Planning and Response is a good primer for public health, emergency management, and security professionals. In particular, security officers also responsible for safety.
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Their chapter, titled "Hurricane Sandy: Training to Improve Response and Recovery," is among the 16 by various experts included in Case Studies in Public Health Preparedness and Response to Disasters.