Research Studies

NIST Fire and Bullding Safety Study (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
A 3-year building and fire safety investigation to study the factors contributing to the probable cause (or causes) of post-impact collapse of the WTC Towers (WTC 1 and 2) and WTC 7; expanded its research in areas of high-priority need such as prevention of progressive collapse, fire resistance design and retrofit of structures, and fire resistive coatings for structural steel.

The World Trade Center evacuation study: Factors associated with initiation and length of time for evacuation
Robyn R. M. Gershon, Lori A. Magda, Halley E. M. Riley, Martin F. Sherman
FIRE AND MATERIALS Fire Mater. (2011)

Participatory Action Research Methodology in Disaster Research: Results From the World Trade Center Evacuation Study
Robyn R.M. Gershon, MHS, DrPH, Marcie S. Rubin, MPH, MPA,
Kristine A. Qureshi, DNSc, Allison N. Canton, BA, and Frederick J. Matzner, MD
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness VOL. 2/NO. 3

Worksite emergency preparedness: lessons from the World Trade Center Evacuation Study
Robyn R.M. Gershon, Kristine A. Quershi, Briana Barocas, Julie Pearson and Stephanie A. Dopson
(chapter from book International Terrorism and Threats to Security, edited by Ronald J. Burke and Cary L. Cooper)

Roadmap for the Protection of Disaster Research Participants: Findings from the World Trade Center Evacuation Study
Kristine A.Qureshi, RN, MSN, DNSc;1 Robyn R.M. Gershon, MHS, DrPH;2 Elizabeth Smailes, PhD;3 Victoria H. Raveis, PhD;4 Bridgette Murphy,MPH;5 Frederick Matzner, MD;6 Alan R. Fleischman,MD
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine,, Vol. 22,No. 6

Factors Associated with High-Rise Evacuation: Qualitative Results from the World Trade Center Evacuation Study
Robyn R.M. Gershon, MHS, DrPH;1 Kristine A.Qureshi, RN MSN, DNSc;2 Marcie S. Rubin,MPH,MPA; Victoria H. Raveis, PhD
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Vol. 22,No. 3

Physical and Mental Health Status of World Trade Center Rescue and Recover Workers and Volunteers (2 articles)
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MMWR 2004;53:

Human Behaviour In Fire
Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire 2009
A conference organised by: Interscience Communications Ltd West Yard House, Guildford Grove, LONDON SE10 8JT, England

Stairs or Lifts? - A Study of Human Factors associated with Lift/Elevator usage during Evacuations using an online Survey
Paper presented at PED 2010, NIST, Maryland USA, March 8-10 2010
Evidence of survivors of 9/11 will help save lives in future high rise evacuations
Unviersity of Greenwich, Fire Safety Engineering Group, M.J Kinsey, E.R Galea, and P.J Lawrence

Job Loss, Unemployment, Work Stress, Job Satisfaction, and the Persistence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder One Year After the September 11 Attacks
Arijit Nandi, MPH, Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Melissa Tracy, BA, Jennifer Ahern, MPH, Heidi Resnick, PhD Robyn Gershon, MHS, DrPH David Vlahov, PhD
JOEM Volume 46, Number 10, October 2004


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