Trauma, Health and Hazards Center (THHC)
Our Mission is to reduce the impact of extreme human events through social science cross-disciplinary scholarship, scientifically informed policy directives, and select educational initiatives across the spectrum of extreme human adversity (i.e., terrorist attacks, natural disasters, mass violence). The THHC provides cutting edge research, decision support, and innovation to an array of critical concerns important to both individual and collective adaptation.
The THHC's faculty provide a unique combination of scientists from a variety of disciplines including Psychology, Geography, Climatography, Public Health, Political Science, Sociology, Nursing, Biology and Information Technology focused on the human behavioral dimension related to prevention, mitigation, and recovery from adversities that test the limits of human adaptation. Through these collaborative efforts the THHC strives to reduce the effects of traumatic stress exposure, improve health, and enhance overall approaches to human hazards.
The THHC works in collaboration with a variety of private and public constituents dedicated to improving human resilience following extreme events. These constituents include but are not limited to: university departments, university centers, military, industry, homeland security and defense government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The THHC works with these and other entities to generate research agendas, conduct research, share information collected to increase application implementation, and provide expertise in human behavioral response as needed.
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