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CHDS Master’s Theses: June 2016 Graduation

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School graduates students with a Masters degree in Security Studies every March, September and December (with occasional June graduates).  Find all 750+ theses searchable at the Homeland Security Digital Library or… Continue Reading →

Featured Topics in the Homeland Security Digital Library

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has identified and featured a selection of resources associated with primary topics in homeland security or topics particularly relevant to current issues in policy, strategy and organizational management. Topic List: Border Security Climate Change… Continue Reading →

Thesis Series: Twituational Awareness Using Crowdsourced #Disaster Epidemiology: Three Cases of Twituational Awareness

Interview — video. Dan Cain. Public health and other agencies need situational awareness to respond effectively to dangerous situations. Traditional means of obtaining this information requires significant time and personnel. Research demonstrates that social media may be a useful tool… Continue Reading →

Agenda: Presentations at the 2013 Homeland Security Education Summit

The Annual HD/HS Education Summit was held in Burlington, Massachusetts on September 26-28 2013. The theme of the 2013 event was: Developing an Adaptive Homeland Security Environment Presentations included the following.  University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI) participants can login to… Continue Reading →

Thesis Series: Preventing School Shootings: a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence

Interview — video. Ed Welch. Gun violence in America must be addressed at the highest levels of society. Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech were attacks on the very fabric of America. School shootings represent attacks on our nations’ future. A… Continue Reading →

Thesis Series: Defining the Role of Public Health in Disaster Recovery: An Evaluation of State Public Health Planning Efforts

Interview — video. Nicholas Davidson. There is very little to direct public health planning for long-term disaster recovery. This research surveyed plans from nine hurricane-prone states to determine the extent to which those plans comply with recently published standards from… Continue Reading →

CHDS Student Thesis Series: Health Security Intelligence: Assessing the Nascent Public Health Capability

Interview — video. Scott Minarcine. In this interview, Scott Minarcine discusses his thesis which explores the current state of public health’s (PH) intelligence capability across State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) jurisdictions through qualitative analysis of current public health jurisdiction… Continue Reading →

The Healthcare Emergency Management Program at Boston University

Interview — video. Kevin “Kip” Thomas. Dr. Kip Thomas discusses his new Healthcare Emergency Management program at Boston University and its unique approach towards educating first-responders and public health professionals. URL to share:

CHDS Thesis Series: Strategy Policy for Pandemic Vaccine Distribution

Interview — video. Tom Russo. The traditional public health model for mass vaccination, which is based on the assumption that workforce will be sufficient to mount a campaign, is flawed. Funding initiatives by Congress, while addressing certain inadequacies, have failed… Continue Reading →

Assessing the Healthcare and Public Health Sector

Lecture/presentation — video. Harry Mayer. This presentation was made at the Critical Infrastructure Protection: Metrics and Tools workshop held June 5-7, 2008 at the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, CA. Key topics of the conference included… Continue Reading →

CHDS Thesis Series Fall 2007: Multi-Attribute Decision Analysis in Public Health

Interview — video. Sinan Khan. In this video interview, Sinan Khan, Epidemiology Analyst, Los Angeles County Emergency Preparedness and Response Program speaks on the topic of analyzing the effectiveness of alternative modes of dispensing prophylaxis on a large scale. (‘Multi… Continue Reading →

Disease Models – An Overview

Lecture/presentation — flash. Anke Richter. In this module, we are going to look at public health response planning in greater depth. It affects all first responder personnel, including police, EMS, fire, medical, and public health professionals in a variety of… Continue Reading →

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