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Research Areas:

   Energy, Environment, and

   National and Homeland

   Infrastructure Assurance

   Emergency Preparedness

   Social Dynamics

   Policy Analysis

Core Capabilities:

   Systems Analysis

   Modeling, Simulation, and

   Complex Adaptive Systems

   Decision Support and Risk

   Information Sciences

Maps to DIS

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency PreparednessThe focus of emergency preparedness research programs is to develop and apply new and existing methodologies and technologies to assist emergency managers, planners, and responders in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from technological or natural disasters. We use interdisciplinary knowledge to develop and implement new methods for systems-based emergency planning, training, and exercising. Our multidisciplinary team includes experts in computer science and engineering; economics, history, and geography; law; environmental science; physical sciences; public health; behavior and social sciences; political science; and journalism and communication.

Focus Areas

  • Emergency management exercise research and technical assistance
  • Multijurisdictional planning and technical assistance to state and local governments
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Risk communication methods research and technical assistance
  • Public health emergency preparedness research and assistance
  • Identification of and support process assistance for special needs populations
  • National emergency management policy
  • Planning modernization research and development

For more information, contact:
William C. Metz
Phone: 630-252-3271
Fax: 630-252-5327
E-mail William C. Metz

Edward Tanzman
Phone: 630-252-3263
Fax: 630-252-5327
E-mail Edward Tanzman

Co-Directors, Center for Integrated Emergency Preparedness
Decision and Information Sciences Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Ave., Bldg. 221
Argonne, IL 60439

Related Information

Associated Projects

Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness

Special Population Planner

Risk & Crisis Communication

Sync Matrix Enterprise

Logistics and Process Analysis Tool (LPAT)

Community Vaccination and Mass Dispensing Model (CVMDM)

Biological Warning and Incident Characterization (BWIC)

Selected Publications

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