This multi-site study will be carried out by two research teams.
Dr. Gershon and Dr. Raveis have a long standing collaborative history. Their joint efforts are informing programs and policies to enhance preparedness and ensure the safety and well-being of diverse groups of individuals at risk for injury due to occupational hazards, terrorism and environmental threats.
In a recent investigation, Dr. Gershon and Dr. Raveis observed significant deficiencies in preparedness in a sample of community residents living with disabilities, despite a concerted national effort to improve preparedness in this population. A manuscript detailing these findings was published in the American Journal of Disaster Medicine (Gershon, Kraus, Raveis, Sherman and Kailes, “Emergency Preparedness in a Sample of Persons with Disabilities.”)
The complementary interdisciplinary research team is highly capable, and has considerable ties to the San Francisco and New York City home care and disaster networks.