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Resilience


Resilience

Project Title Investigators Project Period
How Forecasters Decide to Warn: Insights on Tornado Risk Communication from the Southeast U.S. Brooke Liu, Emina Herovic September, 2017 to August, 2019
Dissuading Adversaries and their Radiological/Nuclear Pathways: Integrating Deterrence Theory and Analytics in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA) Amy Pate, Brandon Behlendorf, Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer, Steve Sin October, 2013 to September, 2018
A Toolkit for Violence Prevention on College Campuses Gary LaFree July, 2017 to July, 2018
Managing Chaos through Crisis Communication Leadership Brooke Liu, Irina A. Iles, Emina Herovic June, 2017 to May, 2018
Violent Non-state Actors and Contested Space Operations Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven August, 2017 to April, 2018
Developing Integrated Radiological and Nuclear Detection Architecture for the Interior and International Mission Space Steve Sin, Marcus A. Boyd September, 2016 to September, 2017
Towards an Understanding of Explosive Detection Technology Adoption: Results from Two Surveys Brooke Liu May, 2016 to June, 2017
School Emergency Public Information and Warning/Information Sharing Brooke Liu, Holly Roberts October, 2015 to September, 2016
Understanding Tornado Warnings, False Alarms, and Complacency, and Proposing Theory-Directed Solutions for Effective Warnings Michael Egnoto, Brooke Liu October, 2015 to September, 2016
Integrating Mental Health and Education Fields into Countering Violent Extremism Stevan Weine, William Braniff May, 2015 to August, 2015
Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Process John Sawyer, Steve Sin September, 2014 to June, 2015
Comprehensive Testing of Imminent Threat Public Messages for Mobile Devices (MDP) Brooke Liu, Hamilton Bean, Marcus A. Boyd, Michele Wood June, 2012 to June, 2015
Mobile Radiation Detectors: Threat Perception and Device Acceptance Brooke Liu, Elizabeth Petrun Sayers, Gary Ackerman April, 2014 to April, 2015
U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Gary LaFree October, 2010 to February, 2014
Social Media Use during Disasters Brooke Liu July, 2012 to October, 2013
Training in Risk and Crisis Communication (TRACC) Brooke Liu, Elizabeth Petrun Sayers, Katherine Worboys Izsak August, 2011 to October, 2013
An Integrated Conception of Community Resilience Betty Pfefferbaum, Fran Norris, Kathleen Smarick March, 2010 to February, 2012
Building Community Resilience through Public Involvement: The Extended Community Assessment of Resilience Tool (CART-E) Betty Pfefferbaum June, 2008 to December, 2011
Organizational Factors in the Successful Application of 'Community Engagement' Principles for Bioterrorism Preparedness Monica Schoch-Spana June, 2008 to December, 2011
Quantitative Index of the Public Health Impacts of Terrorism Fran Norris June, 2008 to October, 2011
Preparedness for Catastrophic Events Hamilton Bean, Kathleen Smarick, Monica Schoch-Spana, Paul Harwood November, 2008 to November, 2010
The Role for State Governments in Community Resilience Ann Bowman June, 2008 to May, 2010
Community Field Studies and Analyses of Preparedness Networks Kathleen Tierney May, 2005 to September, 2009
Modeling and Simulation of Public Response to Threat and Attacks June, 2005 to June, 2009
School-Based Preparedness and Intervention Programs Terence Thornberry April, 2006 to May, 2009
National Household Survey Linda Bourque July, 2005 to May, 2009
Communicating Risk of Mass Casualty Terrorism in Diverse Communities Elaine Vaughan May, 2005 to May, 2009
Population Vulnerability Analysis, Spatial Social Science, and GIS Susan Cutter May, 2005 to May, 2009
Community Assessment of Resilience Tool (CART) Betty Pfefferbaum, Fran Norris June, 2005 to May, 2008
Developing Community Resilience for Children and Families Betty Pfefferbaum, Fran Norris June, 2005 to May, 2008
Best Practices for Preparing Communities: Citizen Engagement in Public Health Planning Monica Schoch-Spana May, 2005 to May, 2008
Coalition Building for CVE and Community Resilience William Braniff
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
'Keep Wicked Calm and Carry the Hell On': Boston, Terrorism and the Rhetorical Power of Resilience June 2013 Bean, Hamilton; Keranen, Lisa Discussion Point
A Conceptual Framework to Enhance Community Resilience Using Social Capital August 2015 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
A psychometric analysis of Project Liberty's Adult Enhanced Services Referral Tool January 2006 Norris, Fran Journal Article
A Skill Set for Supporting Displaced Children in Psychological Recovery After Disasters July 2017 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
A Study of Selected Ethnic Affiliations in the Development of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Psychopathology After a Terrorist Bombing in Nairobi, Kenya September 2017 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
A Three-Stage Evacuation Decision-Making and Behavior Model for the Onset of an Attack June 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Assessing Community Reilience: A CART Survery Application in an Impoverished Urban Community May 2016 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
Assessing Community Resilience: An Application of the Expanded CART Survey Instrument with Affiliated Volunteer Responders September 2014 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
Balancing Pre-disaster Preparedness and Post-disaster Relief January 2016 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Best Practices for Developing Resilient Communities and Addressing Violent Extremism October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Building Community Resilience to Counter Violent Extremism October 2013 Weine, Stevan Journal Article
Building Disaster Resilience: Steps Toward Sustainability April 2014 Cutter, Susan
Building National Capacity for Child and Family Disaster Mental Health Research February 2010 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Building resilience to mass trauma events November 2006 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Book Chapter
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St.Paul August 2012 Weine, Stevan Report
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St.Paul Handout May 2012 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Challenges in Implementing Disaster Mental Health Programs: State Program Directors' Perspective April 2006 Norris, Fran Journal Article
Childhood injuries sustained during the 1999 Kocaeli earthquake January 2005 Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Children and Families in the Context of Disasters: Implications for Preparedness and Response January 2008 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Community and ecological approaches to understanding and alleviating postdisaster distress November 2005 Norris, Fran Book Chapter
Community and Family Approaches to Combating the Radicalization and Recruitment of Somali-American Youth and Young Adults: A Psychosocial Perspective November 2009 Horgan, John; Weine, Stevan Journal Article
Community Engagement: Leadership Tool for Catastrophic Health Events May 2007 Schoch-Spana, Monica Journal Article
Community Preparedness Networks June 2006 Tierney, Kathleen Conference Paper
Community Resilience April 2016 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Book Chapter
Community Resilience and Health Outcomes in Mississippi Counties November 2008 Norris, Fran; Sherrieb, Kathleen Book Chapter
Community Resilience and the Principles of Mass Trauma Intervention January 2007 Norris, Fran Journal Article
Community resilience and wellness for children exposed to Hurricane Katrina November 2007 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Norris, Fran; Pfefferbaum, Rose Book Chapter
Community Resilience as a Metaphor, Theory, Set of Capacities, and Strategy for Disaster Readiness March 2008 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Norris, Fran; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
Community Resilience for Catastrophic Health Events January 2008 Schoch-Spana, Monica Journal Article
Community Resilience Interventions: Participatory, Assessment-Based, Action-Oriented Processes September 2014 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
Community Resilience Roundtable on the Implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21) January 2008 Schoch-Spana, Monica Journal Article
Comparison of Spanish and English Versions of the Civilian Mississippi Scale for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following the Northridge Earthquake of January 17, 1994 January 2005 Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Computational Social Science: Understanding Terrorist Attacks on Twitter July 2016 McGrath, Erin Discussion Point
Correlates of School Disaster Preparedness: Main Effects of Funding and a Coordinator Role July 2008 Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Current Evidence for Selecting Disaster Interventions for Children and Adolescents April 2016 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Defensibility and Risk Management October 2017 Bier, Vicki Journal Article
Diffusing Portable Radiation Detectors Among First Responders: Device Acceptance and Implications for Community Resilience August 2016 Liu, Brooke; Petrun Sayers, Elizabeth; Ackerman, Gary; Roberts, Holly; Iles, Irina A. Book Chapter
Disaster Warnings in Your Pocket: How Audiences Interpret Mobile Alerts for an Unfamiliar Hazard March 2016 Liu, Brooke; Mileti, Dennis; Bean, Hamilton; Sutton, Jeanette; Wood, Michele Journal Article
Discussion Point: Insider Threat in the Aviation Industry April 2015 Davenport, Cory; Tinsley, Herbert Discussion Point
Discussion Point: Prevention Research is Needed for Countering Violent Extremism March 2013 Weine, Stevan Discussion Point
Do Direct Survivors of Terrorism Remaining in the Disaster Community Show Better Long-Term Outcome than Survivors Who Relocate? August 2017 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Emotional and Biological Stress Measures in Katrina Survivors Relocated to Oklahoma January 2010 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Factors Predicting Crisis Counselor Referrals to Other Crisis Counseling, Disaster Relief, and Psychological Services: A A Cross-site Analysis of post-Katrina Programs April 2009 Norris, Fran Journal Article
First Aid Training and Capabilities of the Lay Public: Potential Alternative Sources of Emergency Medical Assistance Following Natural Disasters January 2005 Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Formulating Questions about PostDisaster Mental Health November 2005 Norris, Fran Book Chapter
Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us January 2011 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Book
Holistic Disaster Recovery: Ideas for Building Local Sustainability After a Natural Disaster (1st revision). November 2005 Book
How Community Ties Influence Terrorist Targeting of Civilians November 2013 Brooks, Risa Research Brief
Identification and Evaluation of Mental Health and Psychosocial Preparedness Resources From the Centers for Public Health Preparedness June 2005 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Interfaith Programs on College Campuses: Lessons Learned March 2011 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Smarick, Kathleen Research Brief
Introducing 'Political Resilience' August 2012 McCauley, Clark Discussion Point
Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? The Effects of Maps and Warning Messages on How Publics Respond to Disaster Information April 2017 Liu, Brooke; Mileti, Dennis; Bean, Hamilton; Egnoto, Michael; Wood, Michele Journal Article
Local Health Department Capacity for Community Engagement and Its Implications for Disaster Resilience June 2013 Schoch-Spana, Monica; Sell, Tara Journal Article
Looking for Resilience: Understanding the Longitudinal Trajectories of Responses to Stress June 2009 Norris, Fran Journal Article
Measuring Capacities for Community Resilience January 2010 Norris, Fran; Sherrieb, Kathleen Journal Article
Media Coverage and Children's Reactions to Disaster with Implications for Primary Care and Public Health November 2008 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Regens, James; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research November 2005 Norris, Fran Book
Modeling Public-Private Partnerships in Disaster Management via Centralized and Decentralized Models October 2015 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action September 2015 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book
Our Hazardous Environment: Four Decades of Progress or Retrenchment? January 2016 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
P-Flash: Development of an Empirically-based Post-9-11 Disaster Mental Health Training Program January 2008 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Partner Selection in Disaster Relief: Partnership Formation in the Presence of Incompatible Agencies September 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Physiologic reactivity despite emotional resilience several years after direct exposure to terrorism January 2007 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Piloting a New Model of Crisis Counseling: Specialized Crisis Counseling Services in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina April 2009 Norris, Fran Journal Article
Practice Parameter on Disaster Preparedness November 2013 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Preparing for the Worst: Public Perceptions of Risk Management Innovations March 2016 Liu, Brooke; Smith, Daniel; Petrun Sayers, Elizabeth; Ackerman, Gary; Roberts, Holly; Iles, Irina A. Journal Article
Prevention Research for Countering Violent Extremism March 2013 Weine, Stevan Discussion Point
Psychometric Characteristics of Spanish and English Versions of the Civilian Mississippi Scale December 2005 Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Psychosocial consequences of disaster: A review of past research November 2005 Norris, Fran Book Chapter
Public Health Consequences of Terrorism on Maternal-Child Health in New York City and Madrid October 2012 Sherrieb, Kathleen Journal Article
Public Response to Terrorism: Findings from the National Survey of Disaster Experiences and Preparedness November 2008 Mileti, Dennis; Bourque, Linda Report
Reactions to the War on Terrorism: Origin-Group Differences in the 2007 Pew Poll of U.S. Muslims January 2011 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Reloading the Armalite? Victims and Targets of Violent Dissident Irish Republicanism, 2007-2015 April 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Report: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings October 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Report
Research Highlight: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings October 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Research Brief
Resilience to What? Resilience for Whom? April 2016 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
Resilient American Communities: Progress in Practice and Policy March 2010 Schoch-Spana, Monica Journal Article
Risk Communication Training: Research Findings and Recommendations for Training Development February 2013 Liu, Brooke; Petrun, Elizabeth; Izsak, Katherine Worboys; Madden, Stephanie Report
Risk in Extreme Environments: Preparing, Avoiding, Mitigating, and Managing January 2018 Bier, Vicki Book
Russian Clients and Global Foreign Policy Strategy: Evidence from Foreign Military Sales August 2015 Tippin, Garett; Stevenson, John Report
Scanning the Consequences of Demographic Change for the Emerging Landscape February 2016 Leuprecht, Christian Book Chapter
Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances March 2016 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Slipstreaming Human Geosimulation in Virtual Geographic Environments February 2015 Journal Article
Social Media Use during Disasters Fact Sheet May 2013 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Project Fact Sheet
START Annual Meeting 2016: Quick-Fire Presentation - Unconventional Weapons and Technology, Political Instability, Risk Communication October 2016 Ackerman, Gary; LaFree, Gary; Roberts, Holly; Halverson, James; Binder, Markus; Egnoto, Michael; Sin, Steve
Strategies for Incident Preparedness Planning Considerations for Complex Medical Events, 3rd Ed. November 2005 Book
Surveying CVE Metrics in Prevention, Disengagement and De-Radicalization Programs March 2016 Szmania, Susan
Survival of the Fittest: Why Terrorist Groups Endure May 2014 Young, Joseph; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
The business of healing: Focus group discussions of readjustment to the post-9/11 work environment among workers of affected agencies January 2010 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
The Community Speaks: Understanding Ethical Values in Allocation of Scarce Lifesaving Resources during Disasters June 2014 Schoch-Spana, Monica Journal Article
The Impact of Disasters and Political Violence on Mental Health in Latin America October 2009 Norris, Fran Report
The Influence of Nationalism on Russian Security Policy: The Logics of (Dis)-Order and Terrorism in the Shift from Nation-State to Nation-Civilization October 2015 Stevenson, John Report
The Landscape of Disaster Resilience Indicators in the USA September 2015 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
The Precarious Nature of Food April 2015 Cutter, Susan Op-ed
The Role of Colleges and Universities in Building Community Resilience to Disasters June 2009 Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
The Role of Communication in Healthcare Systems and Community Resilience September 2017 Liu, Brooke; Petrun Sayers, Elizabeth; Roberts, Holly; Egnoto, Michael Journal Article
The Role of Public Health in Mental and Behavioral Health in Children and Families Following Disasters January 2009 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Training for Disaster Response Personnel: The Development of Proposed Core Competencies in Disaster Mental Health January 2007 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Training in Risk and Crisis Communication Modules: Project Fact Sheet December 2013 Liu, Brooke; Petrun, Elizabeth Project Fact Sheet
Trauma, grief, and depression in Nairobi children after the 1998 bombing of the American Embassy January 2006 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism February 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Report
Understanding and Mitigating the Impacts of Massive Relocations Due to Disasters April 2017 Bier, Vicki Journal Article
Understanding Risk Communication Best Practices: A Guide for Emergency Managers and Communicators May 2012 Liu, Brooke Report
Understanding Tornado Warnings, False Alarms, and Complacency September 2016 Liu, Brooke; Roberts, Holly; Egnoto, Michael Fact Sheet
Universal Preventive Interventions for Children in the Context of Disasters and Terrorism April 2014 Pfefferbaum, Betty
Urban-Rural Differences in Disaster Resilience July 2016 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
US Attitudes Towards Terrorism and Counterterrorism February 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Report
Validation of the Short Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Rating Interview as a Measure of Post-Disaster Distress and Treatment Need July 2008 Norris, Fran Journal Article
Vulnerability and Resilience in Local Government: Assessing the Strength of Performance Regimes September 2009 Bowman, Ann Journal Article
What Do The Dead Say? The Architecture of Salvific Discourses in Post-Genocide Rwanda June 2015 Stevenson, John Journal Article
When Will Russia Use Force in Support of Foreign Policy Objectives? Comparative Evidence from the Ukrainian (2014) and Georgia (2008) Crises February 2016 Stevenson, John Report
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Research begins on Crisis Leadership project with help from FIRE students
Center of Excellence collaboration examines critical infrastructure
Engineered for resilience
UMD’s Undergraduate Research Day features START FIRE students
Bridging academia and policy to build better CVE programs
Study shows longer emergency text alerts improve safety
Freshmen add a spark to risk communication and resilience research
Risk communication researchers earn top paper awards
$2.5 million NSF grant awarded for UMD-led disaster resilience research
Finding answers in social psychology
Foreign Policy names Erica Chenoweth a top global thinker
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
Discussion Point: 'Keep Wicked Calm and Carry the Hell On': Boston, Terrorism and the Rhetorical Power of Resilience
Discussion Point: Prevention Research for Countering Violent Extremism
John Cohen's keynote address at START Annual Meeting
Researcher Spotlight: Monica Schoch-Spana
New report assesses factors related to violent extremism among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Discussion Point: Introducing 'Political Resilience'
School principals can help assess community resilience
START interns nominated for DHS award
UMD president chairs inaugural DHS Academic Advisory Panel
The tradeoffs between protecting against man-made and natural disasters
START Director LaFree to Moderate Discussion with Secretary Napolitano and Governor O'Malley
START Partner Center for Biosecurity Launches
Spring 2011 START Bulletin Now Available
Have you seen it yet? START Research Review
Winter 2010 START Bulletin Now Available
Call for Posters: Emergency Pre‐Event Communication
START Site Launched at Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov)
Summer Opportunities for Undergrads at UMD
SC's Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute releases Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI)
START Researchers Featured in TIME Magazine
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
Image Title Job Title Institution
Ann Norwood

Senior Associate

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Brooke Liu

Associate Professor of Communication and Director, Risk Communication & Resilience Program, START

University of Maryland
Christian Leuprecht

Professor

Royal Military College
David Weisburd David Weisburd

Distinguished Professor and Walter E Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

George Mason University
Elise Miller-Hooks Elise Miller-Hooks

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering 

University of Maryland
Elizabeth Petrun Elizabeth Petrun Sayers

Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist

RAND Corporation
Emina Herovic

Assistant Clinical Professor

University of Maryland
Erin McGrath

NSF Post-doctoral Research Associate, Computational Social Science, START

University of Maryland
Hamilton Bean Hamilton Bean

Assistant Professor

University of Colorado Denver
Holly Roberts

Program Manager, Risk Communication & Resilience Program, START

University of Maryland
Irina A. Iles

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Julia Fraustino, START Julia Fraustino

Incoming Assistant Professor

West Virginia University
Katherine Izsak Katherine Worboys Izsak

Education Director, START

University of Maryland
Kathleen Sherrieb

Associate Director of the National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research

National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research
Lisa Keranen Lisa Keranen

Associate Professor of Communications, Director of National Communication Association Forum (NCA-F)

University of Colorado Denver
Michael Egnoto

Affiliated Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Michele Wood

Assistant Professor of Health Science, Director CA-NV Public Health Training Center - Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton
Monica Schoch-Spana Monica Schoch-Spana

Senior Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security

The Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Peter Krause

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston College

Research Affiliate, MIT Security Studies Program

Boston College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Weinberger Peter Weinberger

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Stevan Weine Stevan Weine

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Illinois at Chicago
Susan Szmania

Research Affiliate, START

University of Maryland
Tara Kirk Sell

Senior Associate

Johns Hopkins University
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