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.

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Don’t panic: UGA study examines lessons learned from Hawaii false alarm
Don’t panic: UGA study examines lessons learned from Hawaii false alarm

When Hawaiians received a false alarm text message “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” in January 2018, the result was not panic,

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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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