Driven by Purpose

With a culturally competent curriculum and training, the Institute of Disaster Management provides expert disaster services and education to future leaders and organizations locally, nationally, and globally.

IDM has a large focus on research and outreach. Our teams work on multiple projects throughout the year with different groups and organizations in the public health and emergency management fields. On these projects, we develop, implement, and deliver customized disaster education, training, and planning. Our projects have ranged from helping long term care facilities, healthcare preparedness, and even Ebola training. These outreach projects help to prepare communities around the State of Georgia, the United States, and the globe. We are also committed to furthering research in the disaster management field and beyond. Read some of our current research publications below.


Flooding & Climate Change

Climate change is driving more inland and coastal flooding across the U.S., sometimes in communities with no history of flooding. How does a heating planet contribute to more flooding, and


Experiential Learning through Immersive Research in Iceland

One thing that the University of Georgia’s Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) stresses is giving students the opportunity to learn by doing. For two weeks this past May and June,


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. During this month, we amplify the importance of reducing stigma and advocate for policies to