Author Archives: David Eisenman

About David Eisenman

I'm a physician and public health/health services researcher. I want to bring these perspectives to understanding disaster resilience.

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Carmageddon — What Can we Learn From It?

I ignored the Rapture in May.  But Carmageddon is an opportunity for learning that no student of resilience should miss.   By now everyone knows that a 10 mile section of the 405 freeway, between the 10 and 101, is … Continue reading

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Peat Wildfire Linked to Cardio-Pulmonary Emergency Department Visits

An EPA study shows for the first time that smoke from a peat bog wildfire (decayed vegetable matter found in swampy areas) can lead to an increase in emergency room visits for both respiratory and cardiovascular effects. Meanwhile, the Los … Continue reading

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The Big One Will Bankrupt You, Not Kill You

Resilience is about our community’s health.  And nothing is more important than jobs to our community’s health.  So we should be concerned, very concerned, by the  U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics report released today. The once-per-century-Big-One may kill only as many … Continue reading

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Jonathan Fielding Asks About Resilience

Jonathan Fielding, LA County’s Public Health Director is a very smart man. Here is what he said today:  The National Health Security Strategy’s community resilience aims has “so many pieces that are difficult to operationalize.”  Here are examples he gave: … Continue reading

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