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166D Graham HallNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass281D70EC2A724C2C836802C7EE2BD310"><p>Joseph E. Trainor, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware and a Core Faculty Member of the Disaster Research Center, where he, conducts research, provides consultation, teaches, and mentors students.</p><p>Trainor conducts multi-disciplinary, mixed methods, qualitative, and quantitative research focused on different dimensions of disasters and crises. His studies include “basic” science, applied research, and rapid reconnaissance post-disaster fieldwork studies. Recent projects have focused on: International Aspects of Disasters; Disaster Researcher and Practitioner Integration; Warnings, Risk Perception, and Protective Action Decision making for short fuse hazards; Post Hurricane Housing Decisions; Household Insurance and Mitigation Decision, and Multi-organizational Response. Findings from these efforts have led to over a dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, over a dozen disaster related reports and invited publications, thesis, and dissertations many co-authored with students. Trainor frequently presents research findings to academic, professional, and public audiences.</p><p>In terms of instruction, Joe is a core faculty member in the Disaster Science and Management (DISA) program. He teaches courses and advises students in DISA, the Urban Affairs and Public Policy PhD, the Masters of Pubic Administration, and the Public Policy BA. He also serves on key committees for these programs and for the School of Public Policy and Administration.</p><p>Joe often works with  applied agencies and has done  emergency management consulting for the  National Weather Service (NWS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security(DHS), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and various state and local emergency management agencies. </p><p>Finally, Trainor has international experience and has worked on projects with collaborators in India, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Sweden, Japan, Australia. and the United Nations(UN.)  He is particularly interested in exploring how different cultural settings impact human interpretation and response to disasters and how different places approach the management of risk and disasters.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass872C687C9D694EBFB5656362116C1800"><p>Disasters, Warnings, Risk Perception, Protective Action Decision Making, Recovery, Housing, Mitigation, Multi-Organizational Coordination, Resilience, Research to Practice​</p></div>Research, Joseph302-831-4203<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/TRAINOR%20Joe.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Core Faculty, Disaster Research CenterDirector, Disaster Science and Management ProgramAssociate Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration



Using information at different spatial scales to estimate demand to support asset management decision makingMcNeil, Sue;Trainor, Josephsmcneil;jtrainorCenter for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
Collaborative Research: an Interdisciplinary Approach to Modeling Multiple Stakeholder Decision Making to Reduce Regional Natural Disaster RiskDavidson, Rachel;Trainor, Josephrdavidso;jtrainorNational Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security
Understanding the Relationship between Household Decisions and Infrastructure Investment in Disaster Recovery: Superstorm SandyMcNeil, Sue;Trainor, Josephsmcneil;jtrainorUS Department of Transportation through the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation University Transportation Center at Rutgers
LEAP HI: Embedding regional hurricane risk management in the life of a community: A computational frameworkDavidson, Rachel;Trainor, Josephrdavidso;jtrainorLinda Nozick, Cornell University, and Jamie Kruse, East Carolina University
Hazard SEES Type 2: Next Generation, Resilient Warning Systems for Tornados and Flash FloodsTrainor, JosephjtrainorNational Science Foundation
Multi-Perspective Evacuation PerformanceTrainor, JosephjtrainorNational Science Foundation

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