Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Health” (RCEDH) was founded in 2008 by Professor Hamidreza Khankeh at the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences (USWR). The first, unique and multidisciplinary center in Iran and also Middle East has been active in conducting studies in the field of emergencies and disaster (road traffic injuries, natural and man-made disasters, civil defense). This center aimed to produce evidences and to train efficient experts in the field of emergencies and disasters health (until now, more than 10 PhD students, 1 Post doc student, 1 international PhD student). RCEDH is collaborating with many international universities and organizations such as Department of Rehabilitation Psychology of University of Leipzig (Germany), Department of Clinical Science and Education in Karolinska Institute (Sweden), Gedansk University (Poland) and WHO. It has published valuable reference books as national guidelines including “Hospital Disaster Risk Management” (CHDRM) and “National Health Assessment Tools in Emergencies & Disasters” (NHATED) and also more than 150 articles in high rank local and international peer-reviewed journals.

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