When a hurricane comes ashore or a wildfire ignites, most of a community's vulnerability to disaster is already set. Emergency managers including FEMA, states, and localities could do much more to identify statewide risks and build community resilience before an event makes headlines.
A small team of RAND researchers went to Puerto Rico two weeks after the island was struck by Hurricane Maria. They are compiling their observations into a series of studies for the Army, with recommendations to smooth its response to future disasters.
This report details the full range of federal R&D activities in terms of the individual laboratories, universities, and companies performing the research, doing the studies, and conducting the analyses.
An analysis of the hypothesis that the frequency of births in a population can be understood in terms of three factors that influence the desire for births: (1) a family size goal that is determined by characteristics of the environment; ...
Senior Physician Policy Researcher
Education B.S. in mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.D. in pediatrics, Harvard Medical School/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; M.P.H. in health services management and policy, University of California, Los Angeles