Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH '01, studies emergency preparedness, response, and recovery to identify approaches for optimizing population health in emergencies and disasters.
Public health practice; preparedness; emergency response; training; exercises; evaluation; terrorism preparedness; all-hazards readiness; mental health; organizational change; public health workforce
Experiences & Accomplishments
Research interests include best practice models to enhance all-hazards public health emergency readiness and response. Specific areas of focus include disaster response surge capacity; design and evaluation of preparedness curricula for public health workers; mental health aspects of public health emergency response; public health readiness exercises; and organizational culture change issues facing health departments in building a ready public health workforce.
Honors & Awards
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Cofounders Award for Excellence in Crisis Intervention/Trauma Research, 2013
National Association of Counties Achievement Award, 2007
Barnett DJ, Thompson CB, Errett NA, et al. Determinants of emergency response willingness in the local public health workforce by jurisdictional and scenario patterns: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health 2012;12(1):164. [Epub ahead of print]
Kohn S, Lipkowitz Eaton J, Feroz S, Bainbridge AA, Hoolachan J, Barnett DJ. Personal disaster preparedness: an integrative review of the literature. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2012; 6(3):217-231.
Watson CM, Barnett DJ, Thompson CB, et al. Characterizing public health emergency perceptions and influential modifiers of willingness to respond among pediatric health care staff. American Journal of Disaster Medicine 2011; 6(5): 299-308.
Balicer RD, Catlett CL, Barnett DJ, et al. Characterizing hospital workers' willingness to respond to a radiological event. PLoS ONE 2011; 6(10): e25327.
Barnett DJ, Parker CL, Caine VA, McKee M, Shirley LM, Links JM. Petroleum scarcity and public health: considerations for local health departments. Am J Public Health 2011;101(9):1580-6.