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 …

TED Talk: The Human Dimensions of Disaster Recovery

In this TEDx NOLA talk, Dr. Irwin Redlener describes how improved coordination of intelligence services, enhanced detection of biological agents, and better infrastructure capacity can enable the public health sector to work more effectively. He also talks about the need for mobile medical care, electronic medical records, and further preparation for medical healthcare facility evacuations.

Trauma After Katrina: Kids Still Suffering Emotionally

Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, speaks to CNN’s American Morning, live from New Orleans about research findings showing children still suffering emotionally from the 2005 disaster.