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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)

Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) and other rapid needs assessments

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Disaster-Related Mortality

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Disaster-Related Morbidity

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Journal Articles

  • Schnall A, Wolkin A, Noe R, Hausman LB, Wiersman P, Soetebier K, et al. Evaluation of a standardized morbidity surveillance form for use in natural disasters. Prehosp Disaster Med. [in press]
  • Zane DF, Bayleyegn TM, Haywood TL, Wiltz-Beckham D, Guidry HM, Sanchez C. Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response Following Hurricane Ike—Texas, September 25–30, 2008. Prehosp Disaster Med. [in press]
  • Zane DF, Bayleyegn TM, Haywood TL, Wiltz-Beckham D, Guidry H, Sanchez C, et al. Community assessment for public health emergency response following Hurricane Ike – Texas, 25–30 September 2008. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010;25(6):503–10.
  • Murphy M, Iqbal S, Sanchez C, Quinlisk MP. Post disaster health communication and information sources: The Iowa flood scenario. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2010;(4):129-34.
  • Brahmbhatt D, Chan JL, Hsu EB, Mowafi H, Kirsch TD, Quereshi A, Greenough PG. Public health preparedness of post-Katrina and Rita shelter health staff. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2009;24(6):500-5.
  • Yip FY, Flanders D, Wolkin A, Engelthaler D, Humble W, Neri A, et al. The impact of excess heat events in Maricopa County, Arizona 2000-2005. Int J Biometeorology. 2008.
  • Thacker MTF, Lee R, Sabogal RI, Henderson A. Overview of Deaths Associated with Natural Events: United States, 1979 through 2004. Disasters. 2008;32(2).
  • Ragan P, Schulte J, Nelson SJ, Jones KT. Mortality surveillance: 2004 to 2005 Florida hurricane-related deaths. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2008;29(2):148-53.
  • Van Sickle D, Chertow DS, Schulte JM, Ferdinands JM, Patel PS, Johnson DR, Harduar-Morano L, Blackmore C, Ourso AC, Cruse KM, Dunn KH, Moolenaar RL. Carbon monoxide poisoning in Florida during the 2004 hurricane season. Am J Prev Med. 2007;32(4):340-6.
  • Bayleyegn T, Wolkin A, Oberst K, Young S, Sanchez C, Phelps A, et al. Rapid Assessment of the Needs and Health Status in Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties, Florida, after Hurricane Ivan, September 2004. Disaster Manag Response. 2006;4(1): 12-8.
  • Malilay J. Public health assessments in disaster settings: Recommendations for a multidisciplinary approach. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2000;15(4):167-72.
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Additional publications related to hurricanes can be found at

Disaster Epidemiology Books

  • Noji E, editor. The public health consequences of disasters. 1st Edition. New York: Oxford University Press; 1997.
  • Rodriguez H, Quarantelli EL, Dynes R, editors. Handbook of Disaster Research. 1st Edition. New York: Springer; 2007.
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