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.


EMAG 2022 Conference Recap

Our team attended the 2022 Emergency Management Summit and Training Sessions hosted by the Emergency Management Association of Georgia. The conference was from April 13 to April 15 in Savannah


Student Spotlight: Hope Grismer

CURO Research Assistantship awarded to IDM Undergraduate  Hope Grismer is an Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) student who is passionate about looking at the complex effects that geographical and sociodemographic


Leveraging social media during a disaster

New framework can help local emergency managers get the word out During a disaster, many people turn to social media seeking information. But communicating during disasters is challenging, especially using an