SHOREline Inaugural Capstone Mini-Documentary

SHOREline is a youth empowerment program that seeks to provide an opportunity to make fundamental changes in the lives of youth, their families, their communities, and beyond. Each SHOREline chapter was challenged to develop disaster-related projects. During the 2013-2014 school year, the five pioneering SHOREline chapters in the Gulf Coast (Alma Bryant High School in …

Be Prepared for the Unexpected: Public Health Pearls of Wisdom

This research videography project aimed to preserve the institutional memory of, and forever capture, the universal pieces of wisdom of 10 current and former New York metropolitan-area health department employees with over 250 years of combined experience. These video-driven trainings preserve the institutional memory of the health department by leveraging the undocumented knowledge, skills, experience, …

Life Story Project: Life Stories & Disaster Recovery

Does telling one’s ‘life story’ accelerate recovery from a disaster? The objective of the proposed Life Story Project was to allow residents of the Gulf Coast who were displaced or greatly impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to tell their life story in a therapeutic manner. This study’s primary objectives were to (1) establish the feasibility …

Why London and other cities could be “doomed”

Isabel Hilton reports on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York. She speaks to Irwin Redlener, MD of The National Center for Disaster Preparedness and seismologist Klaus Jacobs who tells her why rising sea levels mean London and other cities could be “doomed”.

Researching An Elusive Community

From the documentary “Pandemia Invisible:” a team of researchers from the National Center of Disaster Preparedness out of the Mailman school of public Health at Columbia University sets out to conduct a study on undocumented immigrant communities in the U.S. and what would be their outcome in case of a public health emergency.

AT&T: From Paper To Tablets

Following disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health deploys a field team to collect research on the health, social and economic impacts on people who live within disaster zones.

Pandemia Invisible Documentary Film

Produced by HITN, in collaboration with the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Pandemia Invisible chronicles the research team’s experience in four US cities trying to understand how the H1N1 pandemic impacted undocumented Mexican immigrant communities. The research process, as well as the families’ stories in those communities, are highlighted in this English-language documentary. Additional clips, …