Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

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Faculty & Staff

Yasamin O. Izadkhah

  • Assistant Professor, Risk Management Research Centre, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Iran
  • Telephone: 617.287.7116

Additional Information

Yasamin O. Izadkhah is an Assistant Professor in Risk Management Research Centre, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES) where she has been working since 1990.  In relation to her research activities, she has traveled widely to more than 25 countries around the world and has got certificates in various academic courses related to Disaster Risk Reduction issues. Her main field of interest is children and disasters, risk education and training, school safety earthquake education, and general disaster awareness and preparedness. She is the author/co-author of more than 85 research papers presented and published in national and international conferences, bulletins and academic journals. Internationally, she has contributed to various joint research/educational projects and reviews with various organizations including UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNAPCICT and World Bank. She is the author of booklet “Earth, Science and Safety”, a joint project of IIEES, UNDP, and UNESCO (1998). She is also the co-author of book “Guidelines on Earthquakes and Safety for Kindergarten Teachers" (2007) and "Earthquake, Awareness and Safety" (2009). She has experience in major earthquake situations such as Izmit, Gujarat, Bam and South Asian Tsunami. Yasamin also lectures in Disaster Education, Public Awareness and Disaster Case Studies in UK and Iran. Her recent research project focuses on "Evaluation of Women’s Role in Confronting Earthquakes".