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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

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Center for Integrated Emergency Preparedness

The Center for Integrated Emergency Preparedness (CIEP) works to develop and apply new and existing state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies to increase the capabilities of emergency managers, planners, and responders to counter technological disasters, natural disasters, and terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction. 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 communications.

For more than 25 years, Argonne National Laboratory’s emergency management experts have been supporting federal, state, local, and Tribal agencies and organizations in finding new and better ways to accomplish daily emergency planning and operations as well as advancing the state of the art for emergency preparedness.

As a research and development laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), CIEP's primary function is to advance emergency preparedness planning and response operations—ultimately to find new and more efficient ways to prevent, respond to, and recover from natural or technological disasters or acts of terrorism.

Areas of Expertise

  • Emergency management exercise research and technical assistance
  • Multijurisdictional planning and technical assistance to state and local governments
  • 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 Developing an Operational Capabilities Index of the Emergency Services Sector

Analysis of Combined Hydrogen, Heat, and Power as a Bridge to a Hydrogen Transition

Lessons Learned from an Installation Perspective for Chemical Demilitarization Plant Start-up at Four Operating Incineration Sites

Illinois Department of Public Health 2009 H1N1 Influenza A Pandemic Communications Evaluation Survey

Special Population Planner: A GIS-Based Emergency Planning System

Disaster Threat: Preparedness and Potential Response of the Lowest Income Quartile

More publications

Available Software

Special Population Planner

Exercise Managment Tool


Sync Matrix Enterprise

Staff Bios

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