Disaster research experts can comment on Los Angeles wildfires


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Newswise — Experts from the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center can provide tips and analysis about evacuations and response related to the wildfires raging in Los Angeles.

Tricia Wachtendorf: Evacuation decision-making, disaster response and coordination, disaster relief (donations) and logistics, volunteer and emergent efforts, social vulnerability.  

James Kendra: Disaster response, nursing homes and hospitals, volunteers, response coordination.

Jennifer Horney: Environmental impacts of disasters and potential public health impacts for chronic and infectious diseases.

Sarah DeYoung: Expertise in maternal and child health in crisis and disaster settings with a focus on infant feeding in emergencies; decision-making in hurricane evacuation.  

Jennifer Trivedi: Cultural issues and long-term recovery.


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