Dr. Njoki Mwarumba
Njoki Mwarumba Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness at the University of Nebraska Omaha.Dr. Mwarumbas scholarship, pedagogy, volunteerism and community engagement lies at the intersection of global public health disasters, social vulnerability in disasters and building of social capital for resilience. Her scholarship is informed by teaching resilience dissertation was an examination of select indicators of social vulnerability and determinants of health, and their impact on the global community during the H1N1 2009 pandemic. The dissertation encapsulates Dr. Mwarumbas interest in the role of social vulnerability during public health disasters for purposes of engaging and bolstering social capital and indigenous knowledge towards more resilient communities.Education CredentialsPh.D. Fire and Emergency ManagementM.Sc. Hospitality ManagementB.A. CommunicationsCommunity Development (Minor)
Disaster Cycle ManagementVulnerable PopulationsPandemics Social Capital and Resilience BuildingQualitative Research Methods - Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPR)
Public health disasters - How do emergency managers and public health professionals collaborate (or not) before, during and after public health emergencies and pandemics? Social vulnerability - Factors that contribute to vulnerability among minorities, indigenous populations, and marginalized communities. Also as interested in how people viewed as otherwise vulnerable leverage social capital, indigenous knowledge and local skills in disasters.
American Red Cross (ARC) - National Response volunteer.Citizens Pathway Group (CPG)- Crisis Response and Planning Think TankInternational Council of Refugees and Immigrants Incorporated (ICRII) - Board MemberOuko Community Initiatives (OCI) - Development Non-Profit Partner