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Emergency response is classically described in three (3) phases: preparation, response, and recovery. Research on public health workers' activities during a disaster has primarily focused on their actions during the acute response phase. Less attention, however, has been paid to perceptions of this workforce during the recovery phase. This presentation will present novel findings from an ongoing mixed-methods research study on public health workers' sense of efficacy toward performance of disaster recovery activities. The presentation will examine data from local health departments in a variety of Hurricane Sandy-impacted U.S. jurisdictions from the states of Maryland and New Jersey. Dr. Barnett will also address the broader public health implications of these findings for current and future disaster recovery efforts.
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Presenter: Dr. Daniel Barnett
Dr. Daniel Barnett is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on evidence-based approaches for enhancing public health emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. He received his doctor of medicine degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. His master of public health was earned at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins General Preventive Medicine Residency Program.
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