Publication Findings
Application of Traffic Simulation Modeling for Improved Emergency Preparedness Planning.

First the CORSIM traffic simulation software was used to model the major area traffic corridors into a regional transportation network. Then the regional model was utilized to test and evaluate management strategies in to natural or human caused disasters.Appropriate and measures of effectiveness (mOEs) were selected to support the process at the region-wied and/or corridor level. Candidate response actions were compared and evaluated on the basis of these MOEs and recommendations were developed on best practices and needs.This approach involves selection of an appropriate simulation , collection of data. to be used as model inputs and for model calibration, construction of 1he simulation model, model calibration and validation, development and testing of scenarios, and of results Test scenarios: Traffic inident and evacuation of downtown Birmingham.

Applying Analytical Hierarchy Process to Supplier Selection and Evaluation in the Hospitality Industry: A Multiobjective Approach

10 experts from academia and the hospitality industry

Assessing and improving cross-border chemical incident preparedness and response across Europe.

European experts (e.g. responders, representatives of gov. orgs).

Assessing the reliability and the expected performance of a network under disaster risk.

Monte Carlo sampling algorithm to estimate the measures under interest for the computationally difficult case of independent link failures for purposes of comparison.

Assessment of the reliability of the Johns Hopkins/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality hospital disaster drill evaluation tool.

Thirty-two fourth-year medical student observers were deployed to specific zones (incident command, triage, treatment, and decontamination) in participating hospitals.Each completed common items, as well as items specific to their hospital zone

Atmospheric dispersion and impact modeling systems: How are they perceived as support tools for nuclear crises management?

Semistructured approach was selected to address two main topicsdeclined in the form of guiding questions.

Barriers to implementing infection prevention and control guidelines during crises: Experiences of health care professionals.

Using the barrier overviews, questionnaires were designed for each profession.

Building Capacity for Community Disaster Preparedness: A Call for Collaboration Between Public Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs. (Cover story)

The semistructured key informant guide created and used to guide the interviews was based on constructs of social cognitive theory, social cohesion, health belief model, social capital, and .

Building health care system capacity to respond to disasters: successes and challenges of disaster preparedness health care coalitions.

A semi-structured interview guide was used to conduct faceto-face interviews with the coalition leadership in each of the nineHCCs.

Burn Disaster Response Planning in New York City: Updated Recommendations for Best Practices.

Creation of a working group, monthly meetingsDevelopment of recommendations for best practices required coordinatedinvolvement of hospitals, government agencies and other health care institutions

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