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DRC has a well-established research tradition, built on a strong foundation in the social sciences; rich interdisciplinary research; a capacity for quick response field research; and a culture of collaboration between faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students. Building on this rich history, DRC continuously enhances its research activities.

Research Spotlight
Dr. Rachel Davidson

​Congratulations to DRC core faculty Rachel Davidson on being selected by the American Society of Civil Engineer's Infrastructure Resilience Division for the 2019 Charles Martin Duke Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Award for “outstanding contributions to the development of probabilistic methods and approaches for earthquake hazard modeling and regional risk assessment and management, as well as providing leadership in lifeline earthquake engineering research and teaching.” The award will be given in October at the society's annual meeting.

DRC Research Funding

DRC activities have been supported by diverse sources, including: National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant Program, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI).

Nepal, November 2015

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