About Us

As natural, accidental, and intentional threats and hazards continue to emerge and evolve, resulting in loss of life and property, the need for comprehensive emergency preparedness and disaster response initiatives is greater than ever. 

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The Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security is a universitywide, multidisciplinary center of excellence, blending expertise and experience in the sciences and humanities from all campuses statewide to protect and enhance the life, health, and wellness of individuals and populations—and to safeguard the physical, economic, and societal infrastructure—through national and international collaboration in research, education, community outreach, and practice.  

Experts at the institute, engaging and employing the extensive resources of Rutgers and uniting with public and private sector partners, are available to cooperate, consult, and collaborate in a variety of areas, including: 

  • Health Care (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health professions)
  • Behavioral Health (psychology, social work, neurosciences, and behavioral science)
  • Public Health
  • Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • Life Sciences
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Law
  • Public Safety
  • Criminal Justice
  • Homeland Security
  • Education and Training
  • Transportation Science
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Pharmacology and Drug Development
  • Computer Science and Cybersecurity
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Science
  • Exposure Science
  • Communications
  • Linguistics
  • Business
  • Political Science
  • Government
  • Planning
  • Public Policy