Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness is an official journal of the Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health.

Published bimonthly, the journal welcomes submissions relevant to disaster medicine and public health preparedness from experts worldwide and from all specialties of clinical medicine, epidemiology, and public health to provide a global representation of the body of knowledge emerging to define this international field. Society members receive an online subscription as part of their membership, and are encouraged to register themselves as reviewers by creating an online profile. Institutional subscription rates can be found here.


James J. James, MD, DrPH, MHA

     Chief Executive Officer, Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc, Bethesda, Maryland

Deputy Editor

David Markenson, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACEP

     Chief Medical Officer, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree, Colorado

Associate Editors

Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH

    Associate Professor, University of Kansas-Wichita School of Medicine, Wichita, Kansas

Daniel J. Barnett, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

Charles W. Beadling, MD, FAAFP, IDHA, DMCC

      Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine,
      Associate Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

Sandra C. Bibb, DNSc, RN, FAAN

     Dean and Professor, College of Health Professions, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

Rita V. Burke, PhD, MPH

     Assistant Professor of Research Surgery and Preventive Medicine Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, California

Laura J. Cavanaugh, MD, FAAP

     Pediatrician, Private Practice, Atlanta, Georgia

Jennifer L. Chan, MD, MPH

     Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Mike Clarke, PhD,

    Professor, Queens University, All Ireland Methodology Hub, Belfast, UK

Betty Duggan,

     Director, NYC Medical Reserve Corps, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR), NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Shinichi Egawa, MD, PhD

     Division of International Cooperation for Disaster Medicine, IRIDeS, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, PhD

     Head of Health Promotion Program, School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Science, University of Haifa, Israel

Dan Hanfling, MD

    Inova Health System, Falls Church, Virginia

Edbert B. Hsu, MD, MPH

     Director of Training, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, Baltimore, Maryland

Stephanie Kayden, MD, MPH

     Director, International Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Frederick C. Nucifora Jr., DO, PhD, MHS

     Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Michael J. Reilly, DrPH, MPH, NREMT-P, CEM

     Center for Disaster Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York

Managing Editor

Alice O’Donnell

      DMPHP Journal, National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health, Rockville, Maryland


Jennifer Holmes