Tricia L. Wachtendorf
Disaster Research Center
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Areas of Expertise
- Studies the coordination between organizations in disasters.
- Currently conducting research on improvisation in disasters, social vulnerability to disasters and cross-border disasters.
- Can discuss social behavior in disasters.
- Has partnered with FEMA, Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Surgeon General.
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Studies teams and leadership within organizations in order to understand the factors that unite individuals, teams and leaders in organizations or break them apart.
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Education and Social Policy
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