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 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. Communications Community Development (Minor)
Introduction to Disaster ManagementDisasters and Vulnerable PopulationsDisaster Response and RecoveryDisaster Mitigation and PreparednessGlobal Emergency ManagementPublic Health Disaster Management
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. National Response volunteer.International Council of Refugees and Immigrants Incorporated. Board Member