Center for Disaster Medicine

MSC 11 6025
700 Camino de Salud
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Innovation, Discovery and Training Complex

Phone: (505) 272-6240
Fax: (505) 272-6259

Research & Publications

Research conducted by the Center for Disaster Medicine includes aspects of emergency care such as disaster medicine, event and mass gathering medicine, special populations disaster medicine, triage protocols, and trauma care.

The UNM Center for Disaster Medicine develops research initiatives supporting the field of disaster medicine and emergency preparedness. CDM is recognized as a leader in disaster research with many peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national professional society meetings spanning 15 years with contributions and collaborations from 37 researchers. 

All of these publications can be found on PubMed 

Faculty Publications

aem-coverBanks L; VanderJagt A, Crandall C. "The view through the window: Characterizing participants in a drive-through Influenza Vaccination Clinic." Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2014;8:243-246.

Banks L, Crandell C, Esquibel L. "Throughput Times for Adults and Children during two drive-through Influenza Vaccination Clinics." Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness; April 2013, pp 175-18.

Banks L. Caring for the elderly during disasters: Improving health outcomes and recovery. Southern Medical Journal. Volume 106, Number 1, January2013.

Greenberg, Brad. "The development of the current urban search and rescue program" (ESF-(-9): A policy perspective. Journal of Emergency Management 6 (2): 55-59 March/April 2008.

Rees, Clifford M.; O'Brien, Daniel Jr.; Briss, Peter A.; Miles, Joan; Namkung, Poki; Libbey, Patrick M. Assessing Information and Best Practices for Public Health Emergency Legal Preparedness. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 36(1):42-46, Spring 2008.

Banks, Laura L.; Shah, Mark B.; Richards, Michael E. Effective healthcare system response to consecutive Florida hurricanes. Am J of Disaster Medicine 2(6): 285-95.

Sklar, David P. MD; Richards, Michael MD; Shah, Mark MD; Roth, Paul MD. Responding to Disasters: Academic Medical Centers' Responsibilities and Opportunities. Academic Medicine. 82(8):797-800, August 2007.

Nufer KE, Wilson-Ramirez G, Shah MB, Hughes CE, Crandall CS. Analysis of patients treated during four Disaster Medical Assistance Team deployments. J Emerg Med. 2006 Feb;30(2):183-7.

Parmet, W.E, Scott, C., Hodge J.G., Nahminas, D.E., DeMaria, A.Jr., Rees, C. M. Plenary program: Jacobson v. Massachusetts. J Law Med Ethics 2005 ;33(4 Suppl):24-7

Elgie R, Sapien RE, Fullerton-Gleason L. The New Mexico school nurse and emergency medical services emergency preparedness course: program description and evaluation. J Sch Nurs. 2005 Aug;21(4):218-23.

Brillman JC, Burr T, Forslund D, Joyce E, Picard R, Umland E. Modeling emergency department visit patterns for infectious disease complaints: results and application to disease surveillance. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2005 Mar 2;5(1):4.

Nufer KE, Wilson-Ramirez G. A comparison of patient needs following two hurricanes. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2004 Apr-Jun;19(2):146-9.

Nufer KE, Wilson-Ramirez G, Crandall CS. Different medical needs between hurricane and flood victims. Wilderness Environ Med. 2003 Summer;14(2):89-93.

Nufer, KE. Do Pediatric Disaster Patients Have Special Needs? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2003;4:S106

Shah MB, Nufer KE, Wilson-Ramirez G, Crandall CS. Availability of Routine Diagnostic Tests Does Change Patient Disposition in a Disaster. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2002;4:S54

Sapien RE, Allen A. Emergency preparation in schools: a snapshot of a rural state. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2001 Oct;17(5):329-33.

Roth PB, Hjelle B Gaffney JK. Bio-Medical Aspects of Bio-Terrorism and a Call to Action. Proceedings of Emerging Technologies: Recommendations for Counter- Terrorism, January 2001, Rosen J, Lucey C, Institute for Security Technology Studies, Dartmouth College.

Howard MJ, Brillman JC, Burkle FM Jr. Infectious disease emergencies in disasters. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1996 May;14(2):413-28. Review.

Roth PB, Gaffney JK. The federal response plan and disaster medical assistance teams in domestic disasters. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1996 May;14(2):371-82.

Brillman JC, Sklar DP, Davis KD, Beamsely A. Hantavirus: emergency department response to a disaster from an emerging pathogen. Ann Emerg Med. 1994 Sep;24(3):429-36.

Henderson AK, Lillibridge SR, Salinas C, Graves RW, Roth PB, Noji EK. Disaster medical assistance teams: providing health care to a community struck by Hurricane Iniki. Ann Emerg Med. 1994 Apr;23(4):726-30.

Roth PB. Editorial for article entitled “Analysis of Medical Treatment at a Field Hospital Following Hurricane Andrew, 1992,” The Annals of Emergency Medicine, August 1993.

Gaffney JK, Roth PB, Cole EE .Radiation: a rad response. JEMS. 1993 Mar;18(3):41-2, 45-50, 51 passim. Review.

Gaffney JK, Schodorf L, Jones G. DMATs (Disaster Medical Assistance Teams) respond to Andrew and Iniki.JEMS. 1992 Nov;17(11):76-9.

Roth PB, Cole EE, Gaffney JK. Hurricane Hugo and the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), Resue-EMS, July-August, 1992.

Roth PB. Status of a national disaster medical response. JAMA. 1991 Sep 4;266(9):1266.

Lewis-Rakestraw L. Response of the New Mexico Disaster Medical Assistance Team in St. Croix after Hurricane Hugo. J Emerg Nurs. 1991 Jun;17(3):162-4.

Roth PB, Vogel A, Key G, Hall D, Stockhoff CT. The St Croix disaster and the National Disaster Medical System. Ann Emerg Med. 1991 Apr;20(4):391-5.

Doezema D, Sklar DP, Roth PB, Rodolico MP, Key G. Development of Emergency Services in Costa Rica: A Collaborative Project in International Health, Journal of American Medical Association, Vol. 265, 188-190, 1991.

Mahoney LE, Roth PB. Disaster Medicine in Callahan, M Ed, Current Practice of Emergency Medicine, 1311-1315, 1991, B.C. Decker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Book Chapters

Richards ME: Head and neck trauma. In Hubble M: Principles of Advance Trauma Care. Philadelphia, Delmar Publishing, New York 2002.

Richards ME: Extremity trauma and compartment syndrome. In Hubble M: Principles of Advance Trauma Care. Delmar Publishing, New York, 2002

Richards ME, Yeargan A: Facial and ocular trauma. In Hubble M: Principles of Advance Trauma Care. Delmar Publishing, New York, 2002.

Gaffney JK, Roth PB. “Disaster Information Services,” Chapter 21.4.4, 1378-1381 and “Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs)” Chapter 21.4.6, 1385-1387, Emergency Medicine: The Core Curriculum, 1998, Aghababian, RV.