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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Public health hackathon produces COVID-19 resources
Public health hackathon produces COVID-19 resources

In the last few days before instruction resumed at the University of Georgia, over 90 public health students were hard at work crafting infographics, data visualizations, policy briefs and even

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Maintain your distance to ‘flatten the curve’
Maintain your distance to ‘flatten the curve’

You’ve heard all the public health experts say it: Disrupting the spread of coronavirus means social distancing. But what exactly is social distancing? Why is it important? And how do

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CPH students develop water tablet to address diarrhea crisis
CPH students develop water tablet to address diarrhea crisis

Three University of Georgia students are developing a tablet that could help global communities access clean water. John Parker, a master of public health (MPH) student at UGA’s College of

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