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Threat and Response Management

Library resources and services for the Master of Science in Threat and Response Management Program

Journal Literature

Search PubMed and Biological Abstracts for bioterrorism AND the specific disease/organism/agent you are interested in.
Additional subject and/or keyword searches: bioterrorism, biological terrorism, biological warfare; biological weapons; bioterrorism preparedness; chemical warfare; chemical warfare agents; hazardous substances.

U.S. Government Departments/Agencies


  • University of Minnesota -- Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) - The University of Minnesota's CIDRAP's mission is to prevent illness and death from infectious diseases through epidemiologic research and the rapid translation of scientific information into real-world practical applications and solutions. The current focus is in four key areas: public health, preparedness, emerging infectious disease response, agricultural and food biosecurity, and food safety.
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center -- Center for Biosecurity - "The Center for Biosecurity is an independent, nonprofit organization of UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center). Our mission is to strengthen national security by reducing the risks posed by biological attacks, epidemics, and other destabilizing events, and to improve the nation’s resilience in the face of such events."
  • Saint Louis University School of Public Health -- Institute for Biosecurity - The Institute for Biosecurity (formerly the Center for the Study of Bioterrorism and Emerging Infections) at Saint Louis University School of Public Health was established in 2000 with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Institute carries out bioterrorism and preparedness research and addresses emerging infectious diseases, naturally occurring or introduced by terrorists. The Institute also develops educational material covering management of the consequences of chemical, radiological, and nuclear terrorism.

Societies & Non-Government Organizations

  • National Academies -Conflict and Security Issues: Policy, Reviews and Evaluations - "The National Academies conduct research in conflict and security issues that address problems associated with international security, conflict, and arms control. Problem-solving discussions help to develop ideas and strategies that promote new, cooperative approaches to security issues. This research also offers in-depth analysis and recommendations about crucial security problems."

International Agencies

  • World Health Organization - Global Alert and Response - The revised International Health Regulations, IHR (2005) provide a global framework to address these needs through a collective approach to the prevention, detection, and timely response to any public health emergency of international concern. Global Alert and Response (GAR) is an integrated global alert and response system for epidemics and other public health emergencies based on strong national public health systems and capacity and an effective international system for coordinated response.
  • World Health Organization - Global Health Atlas - WHO’s Communicable Disease Global Atlas is bringing together for analysis and comparison standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels.
  • World Health Organization - Global Health Observatory (GHO) - "The Global Health Observatory (GHO) is WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation. It provides critical data and analyses for key health themes, as well as direct access to the full database."


  • Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program - The AVIP web site is provided as a public service by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense-Public Affairs and the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program Agency.  Information presented on the AVIP web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified.


University of Chicago Campus Resources

  • Emergency Management - The University's Emergency Management website includes the Emergency Management Plan, which outlines steps for responding to and recovering from University-wide emergencies; cAlert, the Emergency Notification System; and more. 
  • Environmental Health and Safety - The University of Chicago provides a complete safety program through Safety and Environmental Affairs to alleviate or reduce the severity of exposure to conditions or actions that can cause personal injury or put the University out of compliance with applicable regulations. This goal is accomplished by the identification, analysis, and the development of corrective action plans to alleviate or reduce the severity of risk to students, faculty and staff to injurious conditions or actions. All buildings and laboratories comprising the University of Chicago are inspected on an annual basis to identify and locate infractions of fire, laboratory, radiation safety or general safety concerns.
  • Master of Science in Threat and Response Management - The Master of Science in Threat and Response Management at the University of Chicago's Graham School of General Studies is designed to prepare public health professionals, law enforcement officials, fire and emergency personnel, medical and nursing professionals, and policy makers to respond to and recover from complex incidents regardless of their size or cause. 

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