Risk Communication Research Stream Selected for FIRE
FIRE is a new program at the University of Maryland that provides inquiry-based experiences and broad personal and academic mentorship for first-year students through participation in faculty-led innovation and research streams. Students earn degree credit and engage with faculty and a cohort of their peers in the pursuit of new knowledge, understanding and innovations.
The Risk Communication & Resilience stream will serve the primary goal of developing science-based answers for how effective government communication can help individuals and communities best prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Headquartered at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence housed within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS), our research team consists of a national network of researchers from disciplines including anthropology, criminology, communication, computer science, English, geography, history, international affairs, political science, public health, and sociology.
The stream is led by Dr. Brooke Liu.