The Institute for Disaster Management at the UGA College of Public Health is committed to furthering research, knowledge, and training as it relates to emergency management throughout the state of Georgia, the United States, and globally.

As part of the College of Public Health, the Institute teaches in-person disaster management (DMAN) courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, offering one of the only Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees with a specific concentration in disaster management, graduate and undergraduate certificates, and an undergraduate minor.

Degree Programs

UGA training course prepares nursing homes for natural disasters
UGA training course prepares nursing homes for natural disasters

The Institute for Disaster Management at the University of Georgia College of Public Health has received $1.6 million in civil money penalty funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

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DeYoung Named Section Editor for Global Pediatric Health
DeYoung Named Section Editor for Global Pediatric Health

Sarah DeYoung, assistant professor in health policy and management at the University of Georgia College of Public Health and UGA’s Institute for Disaster Management, has been selected as the new Section Editor

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Evacuating with pets during a disaster is complicated, UGA research finds
Evacuating with pets during a disaster is complicated, UGA research finds

Imagine there is a powerful storm bearing down on your town. Officials are calling for everyone to evacuate. Where would you go – and if you couldn’t bring your pet,

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