Publications and Presentations

  • Publications
    “International Program on Climate Change and Variability Risk Reduction,” coauthor, poster presentation at the 35th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Broomfield, Colorado, July 2010

    “Search for the Tipping Point: Five Keys to Building Resiliency Success,” a paper and presentation at the Roundtable on Emergency Management and Resiliency Building, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health Agency of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, February 2008

    “Harnessing the Power: San Francisco Bay Area Launches a Regional Public Informational Initiative,” article, International Association of Emergency Managers Bulletin: July 2007

•    “Crafting Cross-cultural Risk Communication Strategies,” invited essay, Real Risk, Tudor Rose: 2006
•    Planning for the Unexpected: Land Use Development and Risk; American Planning Association PAS Report 531, co-author, Laurie Johnson, Laura Samant and Suzanne Frew: February 2005
•    Primer on Training Opportunities for Disaster Managers in the Asia Pacific Region and United States 2003-2004 (a condensed version of the Collaborative Education Outreach Network: Phase I – Research and Initial Analysis research paper, December 2003); Pacific Disaster Center, primary writer/researcher: May 2005
•    “Respecting the Snowflake: A Global Perspective for Building Effective Risk Communications,” invited essay, Know Risk, Tudor Rose and United Nations/International Strategy for Disaster Reduction: January 2005
•    “The Differences Between Cats and Dogs: Considering the Social Cultural Dimensions of Communicating,” invited article, On The Line, “Natural Hazards Observer”, Natural Hazards Center: May 2004
•    “Asian Urban Disaster Mitigation Program Risk Communications Strategies Guidelines,” (unpublished), Asian Disaster Preparedness Center: March 2003
•    “Rim Sim: A Role-Play Simulation,” USGS Bulletin 2209, co-author, Robert C. Barrett, Suzanne L. Frew, David G. Howell, Herman A. Karl, and Emily B. Rudin; 2003    
•    “Public Awareness and Social Marketing,” chapter, Proceedings: Regional Workshop on Best Practices in Disaster Mitigation, Bali, Indonesia: September 2002
•    “Developing Successful Partnerships,” chapter, Proceedings: 2nd International Earthquake and Megacities Workshop, Manila, Philippines: December 1999

Presentations

•    “Moving the Conversation: Challenges of a Different Perspective,” Ignite Talk, Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Information Technology Workshop, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 2011
•     “The Tubes Are Clogged: Disaster Messages via Social Media,” panel presentation at the 35th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Broomfield, Colorado, July 2010
•    “Averting the Tipping Point: Risk Communications for Swine Flu and Other Healthcare Emergencies,” a webcast, EIIP Virtual Forum Presentation, May 2009. http://www.emforum.org/vforum/090513.htm
•    “Building a Social Framework for Community Resiliency,” presentation at the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Oakland, California, April 2009
•    “Shaking Bulls and Mad Mothers: How Faith Traditions Impact Disaster Policy, Protocols and Preparedness,” a panel presentation at the 34th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop (invitational), Broomfield, Colorado, July 2008
•    “Preparedness in the Bay Area,” a panel presentation at the 8th Annual Hazards and Disasters Research Meeting, Broomfield, Colorado, July 2008
•     “Reality Check: Making our Risk Communication Investments Work,” a panel presentation at the Western State Seismic Policy Council Conference, Reno, Nevada, October 2007
•     “Socio-Cultural Strategies for Multi-Disciplinary Risk Communications,” panel presentation, Crowding the Rim—Dealing with Energy Needs, Food, and Other Living Resources and Natural Calamities around the Pacific, Technical Session, Geological Society of America/American Association of Petroleum Geologists Joint Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA: April 2005
•    “Innovative Techniques in Disaster Risk Communication,” Community and Ecology: The Intersection of Community Sociology and Environmental Sociology, International Sociological Association (ASA) Mini-Conference, San Francisco, CA: August 2004
•    “Innovative Techniques in Disaster Risk Communication,” panel presentation, International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA: August 2004
•    “I Talk. You Talk. Is Anyone Listening?” panel presentation, 30th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop (invitational), Boulder, CO: July 2004
•     “Developing Cultural Brokers: The Next Generation Challenge for Public Risk Communication,” panel presentation, 29th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop (invitational), Boulder, CO: July 2004
•    “Sustaining Socio-Economic Health in the Face of Disasters,” panel presentation, 29th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop (invitational), Boulder, CO: July 2004
•    “Turning Data Into Intelligence:  Social Marketing and Risk Communication,” plenary panel presentation, Emergency Management Higher Education Conference, FEMA/Department of Homeland Security, Emmitsburg, Maryland: June 2004
•    “Integrating Cross-Cultural Theory into Emergency Management Practice,” breakout workshop presenter/facilitator, Emergency Management Higher Education Conference, FEMA/Department of Homeland Security, Emmitsburg, Maryland: June 2004
•    “The Difference Between Cats and Dogs:  Social Cultural Dimensions of Health Risk Communication,” lecture, Residents Research Seminar, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), Oakland, CA: May 2004.
•    “Breaking Barriers: Social Cultural Dimensions of Risk Communications,” panel presentation and proceedings paper, American Association for the Advancement of Science 2004 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA: February 2004
•    “Educating Communities to Sustain Economic Health in the Face of Disasters,” proceedings paper, World Congress on Natural Disaster Mitigation, New Delhi, India: February 2004
•    “Economic Risk Assessment,” panel presentation, Risk and Vulnerability Applications and Networking Workshop, 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment, Honolulu, HI: November 2003
•    “Social Cultural Dimensions of Risk Assessment,” panel presentation, Risk and Vulnerability Applications and Networking Workshop, 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment, Honolulu, HI: November 2003
•    “Breaking Barriers: Designing and Implementing Cross Cultural Risk Communication Strategies,” new research workshop, Hazards Research and Applications Workshop (invitational), Boulder, CO: July 2003
•    “Risk Communication Strategies,” panel presentation, Symposium on International Disaster Response Law: Anticipating the Future, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA:  March 2003
•    “Public Awareness and Social Marketing,” closing plenary speech and paper, USAID/ADPC Regional Workshop on Best Practices in Disaster Mitigation, Bali, Indonesia: September 2002
•    “Educating the Changing Face of America,” essay, Creating the Earthscope Legacy Workshop, Tucson, AZ: August 2002
•    “Keys to Successful Partnerships: An International Case Study,” panel presentation, Hazards Research and Applications Workshop (invitational), Boulder, CO: July 2002
•    “How Does the Changing Face of America Impact Land Use Planning and Risk Reduction,” panel presentation, Hazards Research and Applications Workshop (invitational), Boulder, CO: July 2002
•    “Crafting the Earth’s Tale,” poster and abstract, Earthscope Workshop, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado: Spring 2002
•    “Pacific Blueprint for Change,” multiple-authored on-site conference paper, Strategic Leadership Council of the Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, Pre-World Congress Summit, Reston, VI: August 2001
•    “Crowding the Rim Partnership Initiative,” poster and abstract, Hazards Research and Applications Workshop (invitational), Boulder, CO: July 2001
•    “Crowding the Rim,” panel presentation, Peninsula Geological Society, Stanford University, Stanford, CA: February 2001
•    “Developing Successful Partnerships,” panel presentation and proceedings paper, 2nd International Earthquake and Megacities Workshop, Manila, Philippines: December 1999

Video Productions

•    Bridging the Intelligence Gap: Building Law Enforcement’s Understanding of American Muslims, (DVD presentation program on Muslim issues for national funding), co-prod/writer; total running time (TRT) approx. 11:00, LRH Productions 2004
•    Sacred and Safe: Building Disaster Resistance in American Samoa, (disaster, partnership and mitigation in American Samoa), writer/prod/dir; TRT 14:34 FEMA 1998
•    Mitigation Success Stories, Western Flood of 1997, (flood mitigation experiences of individuals produced for viewing by Vice President Al Gore on Air Force One during reconnaissance mission), writer/prod/dir; TRT 9:13, FEMA 1997
•    Video field documentation (not for final production) of individual stories of business owners, homeowners, professionals and infrastructure previously affected by flooding events and in anticipation of future flood and earthquake events in Kentucky, Tennessee, Nevada and California, producer/interviewer, FEMA 1996-1997
•    Safer, Stronger, Smarter, (rebuilding the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Marilyn), co-prod/dir; TRT approx. 10:00, FEMA 1996
•    Bracing for Tomorrow, (mitigation and earthquake recovery from the Northridge Earthquake), ex. producer/asst writer/field interviewer; TRT 14:00, FEMA 1994
•    Midwest Flood of 1993, writer/prod/dir/videographer; TRT approx. 8:00, FEMA 1993
•    Looking Towards the Future, (stories of floods, hurricanes and mitigation initiatives in New England states, for use by FEMA at National Flood Conference), writer/prod/dir; TRT approx. 10:00, FEMA 1992
•    Disaster in Paradise: Disaster Relief in the Western Pacific, (story of typhoon and disaster response/recovery mission to Micronesia by US Navy and FEMA), writer/prod/dir/videographer; TRT approx. 29:00, FEMA 1991

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