The mission of the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute is to save the lives of people and animals by continuously improving disaster response management through leadership in applied research and executive education.
- Close the gap between emergency management practitioners and academic researchers by causing collaboration.
- Apply business principles and research to bear on disaster preparedness, mitigation, and recovery.
- Produce applied research and disseminate best practices to individuals, businesses, and practitioners
Demonstrating thought leadership and operating leading programs, the Institute is making a difference in improving overall community and system resiliency against disasters and their aftermath. Stephenson Disaster Management Institute works with leading academic scholars to focus research on the particular problems of disasters, transitioning relevant research into information products and aligning subject matter expertise with disaster management decision makers. SDMI also works with its research affiliates and senior fellows to collaborate on new projects and research proposals that will improve each phase of disaster events, from pre-event preparedness through post-event recovery.
Stephenson Disaster Management Institute has a deep bench of respected research affiliates. Additionally, its senior fellows enjoy recognition as respected experts in the various fields of disaster management practice.