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.
In the wake of a natural disaster, displaced families face a number of hardships that may lead to poor health and nutrition. In these conditions, babies and mothers are particularly
In the spring of 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring more than 20,000 people. The disaster displaced thousands of people as local and