Health Studies - Disaster Epidemiology & Response
NCEH provides expertise and leadership in epidemiology to state, tribal, local, territorial, federal, and international partners to help them prepare for and respond to natural and human-induced disasters. To do this, NCEH provides technical assistance; conducts surveillance, rapid needs assessments, and epidemiologic studies; and provides training in disaster epidemiology to public health professionals.
Disaster epidemiology activities include morbidity and mortality surveillance, rapid needs assessments such as the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER), and epidemiologic studies.
Training & Technical Assistance
Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are available for consultation and technical assistance throughout the disaster cycle (preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation).
- Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER)
- CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
- CDC Natural Disaster and Extreme Weather Events
- Radiation Emergencies
- Disaster Epidemiology: FAQs
- Public Health Assessment and Surveillance after a Disaster
- CSTE Disaster Epidemiology Subcommitteeexternal icon
- NIH Disaster Research Response (DR2)external icon
- Recent Publications in Disaster Epidemiology