Call for Expert Panel

Call for Disaster-related Expert Panel Participants!

Seeking disaster preparedness and response experts in all sectors for a research study to validate a hazard vulnerability assessment for community-dwelling older adults with respiratory disease.

We are searching for 20 participants who are nationally or internationally recognized disaster-related professional experts in their discipline, field, or specialty. Examples include first responder, disaster responder, public health, home health, health disparities, emergency health care/nursing, disaster health care/nursing, or health care management. 

Experts will participate in 1) an initial 90-minute virtual interview, 2) up to three follow-up internet surveys, and 3) the potential for a final 90-minute virtual interview for a subset of participants. 

This project has a special focus on cultural relevance among those with Black or African American racial and ethnic identities, inclusive of biracial and multiracial. In order to support our commitment to eliminating health disparities, and diversity recruitment among our expert panel, we will also request demographic information in our screening form to maintain our accountability to diversity recruitment.

We welcome you to recommend yourself or other qualified individuals.   

Please indicate your interest or nominate an expert in your network by completing our online screening form or by emailing or Please include the following information: full name, contact information, and a brief statement about expertise. An uploaded CV or resume using a gmail account is welcomed.

This research is supported by the National Institutes of Health/National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH/NIMHD) Small Business Innovation Research Award (Award identifier: 1R43MD017188-01)