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

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

The Mission

The DRC It! initiative is part of our commitment to advancing state of the art disaster research.  Our products provide scientifically informed guidance for practitioners, media outlets, and disaster science scholars. DRC is doing our part to ensure that disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery are informed by cutting edge science.  

What is DRC It!?

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

DRC It! Products

  1. Topic Summary: around 2-5 pages, overview of the whole topic
  2. Theme Summary: around 6-10 pages, details about each theme and specific findings
  3. Animated Videos: 6-8 minutes each
  4. Bibliography: 40-80 sources

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.



Hurricane Evacuation Decision Making Hurricane Evacuation Decision Making SummariesWhy people do or do not evacuate during a hurricane response<img align="top" alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/DRCit/AllItems/hurricane%20evac.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Evacuation Decision Making Bibliography.pdf Evacuation Decision Making ThemeSummary.pdf Evacuation Decision Making TopicSummary.pdf
Business Recovery Business Recovery SummariesWhat Affects Post Disaster Business Recovery?<img alt="" src="/DRCitImages/buildings_disasters.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Recovery After Disaster Bibliography.pdf Recovery After Disaster ThemeSummary.pdf Recovery After Disaster TopicSummary.pdf
Risk Communication: How to improve risk communication during a public health crisisHow to Improve Risk Communication During a Public Health CrisisHow to improve risk communication during a public health crisis<img alt="" src="/DRCitImages/DRC%20It!_%20Risk%20Communication%206-28%20screenshot_REV%202-28-22.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Communication_Bibliography.pdf Communication_Theme Summary.pdf Communication_Topic Summary.pdf

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