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The Mileti Effect

Fifty Years of Risk Communication Research

Dennis Mileti, who passed away due to complications from COVID-19 on January 31, 2021, was a luminary in the field of hazards and disaster research and is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading risk communication scholars. For over 40 years he advocated for creating messages and warnings that are clear, concise, consistent, and delivered via trusted messengers through multiple channels. He was a champion for developing public communications that encouraged people to prepare for and respond appropriately to disaster risk. He was such a fierce advocate for evidence-informed action in emergency management because he knew that this research could save lives.

This panel presentation will feature Dr. Mileti’s former students, collaborators, and the beneficiaries of his research. Each panelist will take about 10 minutes to share 3 major lessons that they learned from working with him or using his research over the years. We hope you can join us and use this as an opportunity to hone your own emergency management and media communications work as we honor the long legacy of this leader in our field.   

PRESENTERS: 

Facilitator –
Professor Lori Peek
Professor of Sociology and Director of the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder 

Panellists –
Mark Benthien
Nnenia Campbell
A/Professor Jeannette Sutton
Professor Michele Wood

DATE: Wednesday 26 May 2021

Presenters

Professor Lori Peek
Professor of Sociology and Director of the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder 

Mark Benthien
Director for Communication, Education, and Outreach at the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), University of Southern California 

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Nnenia Campbell
Research Associate at the Natural Hazards Center University of Colorado Boulder and Deputy Director, The William Averette Anderson Fund

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A/Professor Jeannette Sutton
Associate Professor and Director of the Information Science PhD program in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity, University at Albany, State University of New York   

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Professor Michele Wood
Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Public Health, California State University, Fullerton  

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