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May 21 event to explore connections between hazards, behavior and health

Posed photo of Dr. WartmanThe University of Washington Center for Disaster Resilient Communities and Population Health Initiative are hosting a third and final lunch-and-learn event of the academic year with Dr. Joe Wartman on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 12 – 1 p.m. Pacific in the UW’s Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, room 101, and via Zoom. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.

Dr. Wartman is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director of the UW’s Natural Hazards Reconnaissance (RAPID) Facility. His presentation, “Hazards, Human Behavior, and Health,” will explore the connections between geological hazards, human behavior and health impacts.

Dr. Wartman’s research group combines field data and eyewitness accounts from natural hazards to understand how event magnitude, human exposure and protective actions influence survivability with the goal of goal of offering evidence-based insights for informing risk reduction policies. His presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period and time for informal networking.

Please RSVP if you plan to join the event.