Dr Daniel Barnett, Bloomberg School of Public Health

An ever-expanding array of disasters and emergent public health threats has raised operationally-relevant research questions about the willingness of public health and other healthcare workers to fulfil organisational expectations in disaster response and recovery. Dr Daniel Barnett from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and colleagues have examined perceptual and attitudinal barriers and facilitators toward such willingness among these cohorts, including a focus on health organisational leadership perspectives in such contexts. Their findings have yielded novel, behavioural model-based curricular interventions to address these willingness gaps in health organisations. This presentation will accordingly focus on findings from mixed-methods research, including regarding these workers’ and their leaders’ commitment to, and sense of efficacy in the context of, their organisations in the face of disasters and emergent threats to public health and safety. The presentation will include currently unpublished data on health departments workers’ perceptions toward disaster recovery in a variety of Hurricane Sandy-impacted US jurisdictions from the states of Maryland and New Jersey. The presentation will also explicitly address broader organisational behaviour-relevant implications of these and related findings for current and future disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts, including in international contexts.

Speaker bio

Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health & Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), where he has a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management and is on the Core Faculty of the Office of Public Health Practice & Training. His research interests include evidence-based approaches to organisational enhancement of public health emergency preparedness. Dr Barnett previously worked at Baltimore City Health Department’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, where he conducted disaster preparedness training activities for the department’s workers. He received his MD degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health; his MPH degree was earned at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and he is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins General Preventive Medicine Residency Program.

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Trumpington St
Cambridge
CambridgeshireCB2 1AG
United Kingdom

Date & time

Date: 15 March 2019
Start Time: 12:30
End Time: 14:00

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Open to: Members of the University of Cambridge

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Trumpington St
Cambridge
CambridgeshireCB2 1AG
United Kingdom

Event timings

Date: 15 March 2019
Start Time: 12:30
End Time: 14:00