CEPAR in the News


APIC 5 Second Rule Podcast - Ready for Anything: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Infection Prevention and Control / Dec 14, 2021 Listen to the episode here.

CEPAR's Dr. Isakov quoted in the article HHS taps Emory and its collaborators to lead regional disaster response system, Emory News Center / October 27, 2021

Emory University was selected to lead the latest Regional Disaster Health Response System demonstration site, HHS ASPR / October 5, 2021




Learn About Emory Resources During National Preparedness Month, Emory News Center / September 12, 2018 

Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease Hits Emory, The Emory Wheel / September 12, 2018

CEPAR conducts joint Crisis Exercise between Emory University, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and the Atlanta Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), VIDEO, PHOTOS / March 14, 2018

CEPAR Evaluates Active Shooter Procedures in Wake of Parkland, The Emory Wheel / March 07, 2018

Emory to Hold Full-Scale Active Threat Exercises, Emory News Center / March 06, 2018

Emory earns "Safe Community" reaccreditation, Emory News Center / February 19, 2018

Take time to get prepared during Severe Weather Awareness Week, Emory News Center / February 05, 2018






Emory Groups Mobilize to help Philippines (Emory Report) / November 21

Emory Disaster Drill (Emory University) / November 5, 2013

Academic Public Health Community Workshop (Georgia Department of Public Health News & Notes) / September 13, 2013

September Marks National Preparedness Month (Emory Report) / September 10

Mental Distress After Disaster Best ID'd Early (Med Page Today, The Gupta Guide) / August 6, 2013

Sam Shartar: The Art of Minimizing Danger (Emory Report) / June 14, 2013

Drilling for Disasters (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) / May 20, 2013

Medical Emergencies occur on 1 of every 604 flights (USA Today) / May 29, 2013

Emory named Georgia's first 'StormReady' university (Emory Report) / May 16, 2013 

Taking a behind-the-scenes look at Commencement (Emory Report) / May 9, 2013

Emory Reaches out with Prayers and Resources in wake of Boston Tragedy (Emory Report) / April 16, 2013

Severe Weather: Be prepared and aware (Emory Report) / January 31, 2013




Linking academic and Public Health Institutions in Disaster Response (Emory Health Now Blog) / July 28, 2010

Campus Relief Efforts for Haiti Quake Victims Continue (Emory Report) / February 8, 2010

Emory Volunteers Sort Medical for Haiti (Emory Health Now Blog) / January 27, 2010

Helping Haiti (Emory Report) / January 25, 2010


H1N1 Response 

Working closely with Emory partners and expert faculty and staff, the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response served to coordinate the enterprise response to the 2009/2010 H1N1 Pandemic.  Below are just a few samples of the efforts across campus:

Flu Outbreak Mobilizes Response (Emory Report) / June 8, 2009

SORT Triage Tool

CEPAR In collaboration with Emory faculty, the State Division of Public Health, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, the deBeaumont Foundation and national partners developed the Strategy for Off-Site Rapid Triage (SORT), a risk stratification tool designed to assess illness severity and risk factors in an effort to direct individuals to the place most suitable for their condition; home for convalescence or clinic/ER for further evaluation and care. The CDC ultimately adopted a version as a clinician decision support tool and the Department of Health and Human Services (Flu.gov) and Microsoft Corporation (H1N1 Response Center) adopted a web-based version for individual self-assessment.

H1N1 Resident Hall 

A resident hall that was originally slated to be torn down was reserved for students with flu-like symptoms that were living on campus to provide a comfortable residence and help control spread of the novel virus.



CEPAR was awarded two federal grants.  One to improve the Emergerncy Preparedness program at Emory; the other to lead the Academic-Community Partnership for Sustainable Preparedness and Response research project of the CDC funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC) grant awarded to the Emory Rollins School of Public Health.