The Institute for Disaster Management at the University of Georgia is committed to furthering research, knowledge, and training as it relates to emergency management throughout the state of Georgia, the United States, and globally.
Our collaborative, innovative, multi-disciplinary team of disaster management (DMAN) faculty and staff is comprised of leading researchers and subject matter experts with backgrounds spanning toxicology, radiation health, mass casualty simulation and management, healthcare coalitions in disasters, geography and Geographic Information Systems, sociology, psychology, and public policy.
As part of the UGA College of Public Health, the Institute teaches in-person DMAN courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, offering one of the only Master of Public Health (MPH)degrees with a specific concentration in disaster management, graduate and undergraduate certificates, and an undergraduate minor.
The Institute is located in a recently completely renovated building on the UGA Health Sciences Campus. The facility has a fully-functional, state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center (EOC), instruction space dedicated solely to disaster response and training, toxicology and emergency communication laboratories, and extensive emergency response equipment.
“Speaking from the heart, I can say that I moved 800+ miles, away from friends and family, to a state where I didn’t know a single soul or the culture just to come to this program. I researched every school that offered both an MPH and a Disaster Management curriculum. The University of Georgia’s Institute for Disaster Management was the best in the country for what I wanted to study.” – Christopher Russo, MPH 2019