What is “DRCit”?

This educational initiative works to make academic research more accessible. DRC researchers consolidate numerous studies around a topic into four easy to access products. 

 How We Develop Our Products

Topics selected are based on inquiries made to the Disaster Research Center. Once a topic is selected, DRC researchers search extensively for resources and review each source. Findings are consolidated into themes for easy, quick understanding. From these themes, two summaries are developed: a theme summary and a topic summary. Finally, videos are commissioned to articulate the findings in a creative way.

DRC IT: DRC Research Assistants and DISA students Connor Dacey and Aimee Mankins presenting their work on DRC It!
ABOVE: DRC Research Assistants and DISA students Connor Dacey and Aimee Mankins presenting their work on DRC It!

Hurricane Evacuation Decision Making

Why people do or do not evacuate during a hurricane response

Understanding the reasons why individuals choose to evacuate or not is a complex issue that researchers have been studying for years. Our products highlight the most important and consistent findings within the hurricane evacuation decision making literature.
HURRICANE EVACUATION SUMMARIES

Business Recovery

What Affects Post Disaster Business Recovery?

Understanding the factors that influence why some businesses recover after a disaster and some do not is a complex issue that researchers have been studying for years. Our products highlight the most important and consistent findings within the business recovery after disaster literature.
BUSINESS RECOVERY SUMMARIES

Risk Communication: How to improve risk communication during a public health crisis

How to improve risk communication during a public health crisis

How does risk perception influence the way people respond to risk communication messages during a public health crisis and what factors should communicators take into account when crafting messages? Our products highlight important findings in the disaster literature.
RISK COMMUNICATION SUMMARIES