In the research of disaster and emergency response, it is often unethical to conduct an experiment. Thus, the lab for studying behavior and response becomes drills, stories from the past, interpretations, people's' thoughts, ideas, all with little or no scientific evidence. Furthermore, several concepts, even those which have become very popular, are intuitive, but not necessarily measured in a standard way. So what do we do?
Professor Limor Aharonson-Daniel, PhD is the founding director of the PReparED Center for Emergency Response Research. She is the head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University. She specializes in injury epidemiology.
Dr. Aharonson-Daniel is a member of the CDC's International Collaborative Effort on injury statistics, the American Public Health Association, and a director on the board of the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine.
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