Extramural Research Program

Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRCs)

The intent of the program for Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRCs) is to use the public health systems research approach to examine the organization, function, capacity, and performance of components in the public health system in preparing for and responding to all potential threats and hazards. Beginning in 2008, OPHPR awarded a total of approximately $57 million over six years to nine accredited schools of public health to establish PERRCs. The research conducted at the PERRCs addressed several of the research priorities recommended by the IOM. The findings from these projects will be used to help improve public health practice for preparedness and emergency response planning and policies at the local, state, federal and tribal level.

Funded Schools

  • Current Awards
    • Emory University
    • Harvard University
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • University of California, Berkeley
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

PERRC Program Publications

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