Dr. Susan Sterett, Professor in the School of Public Policy, produced a podcast, “When Disasters Strike,” for the Scholars Strategy Network, comprised of university-based scholars committed to using research to improve policy.
“In any sense of the word, the COVID-19 crisis can be considered a disaster. Tens of thousands of people have lost their lives, millions have lost their jobs, and nearly everyone is experiencing a sense of shock at how quickly our world was turned upside down. But of course, the current crisis is also dramatically different from previous disasters, like hurricanes or wildfires. Professor Susan Sterett dives into how COVID-19 follows the same patterns of previous disasters and how it diverges, what we can learn from previous disasters to inform our current efforts, and how we can prepare for a future where the coronavirus will inevitably collide with other disasters.” –“When Disasters Strike” podcast, Scholars Strategy Network