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.


Prepared For Whatever Tomorrow Brings

Elizabeth Hardister had her eyes set on getting a master’s degree from the University of Georgia Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) before she had even declared an undergraduate major. Her


You Don’t Have to be a Disaster Management Minor to Make a Difference

It’s a common misconception: disaster management is a one-minded field. A branch of public health, disaster management is nothing if not multidisciplinary. It is everywhere and in everything. Its principles


It’s a No-Regrets Decision to study at the University of Georgia Institute for Disaster Management

Ansu Karim, MPH ’23 In February 2021, I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship through the U.S. Department of State to study for a master’s degree in the United States. It