University of Washington Experts on the Crisis in Haiti

Article ID: 560414

Released: 17-Jan-2010 9:00 PM EST

Source Newsroom: University of Washington

Steven KramerProfessor, Civil and Environmental Engineering2 geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soilliquefaction, landslides, foundations.

Randall KyesResearch Associate Professor, Psychology,Head of Division of International Programs

Expertise: Member of a National Disaster Management Advance Team that provided rescue and medical support after 2004 South Asian earthquake and tsunami, mental health of survivors..Stephen Majeski Professor, Political Science

Expertise: American foreign policy including Haiti.

Beth RivinDirector, Global Health and Justice ProjectResearch Associate Professor, Law, andAdjunct Research Associate Professor, Global Health and Bioethics and Humanities

John StantonProfessor, Civil and Environmental Engineering structural engineering, earthquake engineering. Richard WattsAssociate Professor, French

Expertise: French Caribbean and Haiti.

The following faculty can talk about earthquake forecasting and monitoring in general, and specifically the seismic characteristics of the Caribbean region, including Haiti, and how they compare with characteristics of other regions.

Kenneth CreagerProfessor, Earth and space sciences

Heidi HoustonProfessorEarth and space sciences

John VidaleProfessor, Earth and space sciencesDirector, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network


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