OCCRI Researchers

Title: Executive Director
Name: André LeDuc
Institution: University of Oregon
Department: UO Emergency Mgmt; OR Partnership for Disaster Resilience

Research Theme: Our Mission: Create a Disaster Resilient State. Le Duc’s applied research focuses on the cross-disciplinary intersection between emergency management, natural sciences, community and regional planning, public policy, and organizational development. He works to understand organizational capabilities, limitations, and vulnerability to all types of hazards and develop integrated systems approach to emergency management. An approach that assures communities and organizational are not only prepared to respond to crises and disasters, but also identify opportunities to mitigate risk, prevent loss, and establish recovery and continuity strategies for all types of events big or small.

Research Fields:

Community and Disaster Planning
Geographic Information Systems
Human Impacts Economics
Human Impacts Health
Human Impacts Policy
Mitigation Policy
Outreach and Engagement
Water Policy and Planning

Professional Activities:

Region 10 Representative, Universities and Colleges Committee: International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) June 2007 – Current

Current Vice President & Board Member, Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) 2007 July– 2003

Chair, Natural Hazard Framework Implementation Team, Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office,2004 – current

Member, State’s Interagency Hazard Mitigation Team, January 1999 – current

Member, University of Oregon’s GIS committee, September 1998 – current

Selected Publications:

Establishing Mitigation as the Cornerstone for Community Resilience, Risk Management Yearbook, Public Entity Risk Institute, Volume 2, 2006 pp.5-24

Building Local Capacity for Risk Reduction, Paper presented at International Symposium on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Regeneration Planning: integrating practice, policy and theory, Hosted by City and Regional Planning Department Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California, November 2005

Oregon Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, Community Training Manual, Oregon Natural Hazards Workgroup, Community Service Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 2003.

Hazard Mitigation in Oregon: A Case Study Beyond September 11th: An Account of Post Disaster Research, Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 2003.

Disaster Resistant By Design, Disaster Safety Review, Vol. Two Number One pp.13-16