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Community Resilience

What can public health do to promote community resilience?

Wildfires

How can public health work with land management agencies after a wildfire to foster community recovery? CPHD studied household recovery in the five towns surrounding Arizona’s Wallow Fire.

Cellphone Alerts

How do wireless emergency alerts (WEA) evoke emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and physiolgical responses in an indvidual? Why is this important?

Heat Waves

Who is dying from extreme heat events in Los Angeles, in which seasons, and how will this change as the climate warms?

What can public health and city design do to reduce deaths and hospitalizations from heat waves?

Our Mission

The Center for Public Health and Disasters promotes efforts to improve community resilience and to reduce the health impacts of disasters and global climate change.

Established in 1997, the center is based in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Center faculty and staff have diverse backgrounds in:

  • Community Health
  • Health Services
  • Internal Medicine
  • Health and Risk Communication
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Infectious Disease
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Environmental Health
  • Engineering
  • International Health
  • Epidemiology 
  • Informatics

News & Highlights

Posted on August 4, 2015

Congratulations Dr. Alina Dorian for receiving the "Celebrating Exceptional Teaching" Award.

Posted on August 4, 2015

Dr. Eisenman and Dr. Glik presented at the Natural Hazards Workshop in Boulder, Colorado.

Posted on April 19, 2015

Study Results from "Building Effective Public Health CBO/FBO Partnerships for Disaster Readiness"