Terry O’Sullivan, Ph.D.,MAAS
Terry O’Sullivan, PhD, is Director of the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research, and Associate Professor of Political Science, and formerly a research associate at the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), at the University of Southern California – the first Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. His research and publication is broadly security risk- and resilience-oriented, including domestic U.S. and international risk analysis of terrorism, natural disasters (including public health/infectious disease and WMD/biosecurity events), public health law, and environmental security/climate change. He and Rob Schwartz were 2013 recipients of a National Science Foundation RAPID research award to study citizen disaster response to Hurricane Sandy. Current research includes a study of improving empowered grassroots social networks and community disaster (climate change) adaptation/resilience, via integrated communications and power technologies.