We are public health scholars committed to working with policy-makers, practitioners, and community-based organizations to collaboratively generate evidence, as well as implement and evaluate evidence-informed policy and practice, to improve resilience to disasters and climate change.
CEER creates and translates evidence to support equity-focused public health policy and practice that reduces disaster and climate risk and enhances community resilience.
What does CEER do?
CEER researchers and students work with individuals and communities through various levels of engagement:
- Collaboratories: Long-term, established community engagements with multiple research, education, and service activities and partners
- Collaborations: Shorter-term community engaged research, education, or service projects
- Investigator-driven translational research: Policy or practice-relevant research, with varied levels of community partner engagement
CEER’s Commitment to DEI and Anti-Racism
CEER is a group of public health scholars committed to working with policy-makers, practitioners, and community-based organizations to collaboratively generate evidence, as well as implement and evaluate evidence-informed policy and practice, to improve resilience to disasters and climate change. As the health impacts of disasters and climate change are disproportionately experienced by BIPOC and other historically marginalized communities, we believe that we can only achieve our mission by actively and relentlessly considering and dismantling the systems and structures that have created and sustain racism through our research and practice. As a lab group, we believe that an antiracist approach is central to our inclusive, working ethos.
We stand in solidarity with BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities. Together with the North American Alliance of Hazards and Disaster Research Institutes, we condemn violence and racism in all its forms. We will work to ensure that CEER research is grounded in and respectful of cultural norms, and has tangible benefits to the communities that participate.
We will conduct and share rigorous research that carefully considers the historical legacies and contemporary effects of systemic racism, economic and gender inequality, and other forms of oppression and injustice. As we strive to root out systemic inequality, inequity, and racism, we will promote evidence-informed policies and practices that ameliorate pre-existing disparities and injustices rather than amplify them.
CEER will not tolerate racism, discrimination, harassment or bias in our collaborative. We provide support and care for BIPOC/LGBTQIA and other marginalized colleagues by linking to UW anti-racism resources on our website and promoting an inclusive working environment. We promote the work of BIPOC/LGBTQIA scholars through our speaker series and scholarly pursuits. We strive for a working culture where all people belong and are valued. Diversity, equity and inclusion is the lens through which we evaluate our success.