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Everly GS Jr, Parker CL, et al. (2005). Mental health aspects of disaster: Public health preparedness and response. Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness.

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Journal Articles


Barnett DJ, Thompson CB, Errett NA, Semon NL, Anderson MK, Ferrell JL, Freiheit JM, Hudson R, Koch MM, McKee M, Mejia-Echeverry A, Spitzer J, Balicer RD, Links JM. Determinants of emergency response willingness in the local public health workforce by jurisdictional and scenario patterns: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health. 2012, 12:164

Wissow LS, Rutkow L, Kass NE, Rabins PV, Vernick JS, Hodge JG. Ethical issues raised in addressing the needs of persons with serious mental disorders in complex emergencies. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2012;6:72-78

Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Mojtabai R, Rodman SO, Kaufmann CN.  Legal challenges for substance abuse treatment during disastersPsychiatric Services. 2012;63:7-9.

Hodge JG, Rutkow L, White LC.  Redefining the legal basis for mental health emergencies.   Annals of Health Law. 2012;21:163-174.


Rabins PV, Kass NE, Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Hodge JG. Challenges for mental health services raised by disaster preparedness: mapping the ethical and therapeutic terrainBiosecurity & Bioterrorism. 2011; 9:175-179.

Balicer, Ran D., Catlett, Christina L., Barnett, Daniel J., Thompson, Carol B., Hsu, Edbert B., Morton, Melinda J., Semon, Natalie L., Watson, Christopher M., Gwon, Howard S., Links, Jonathan M. Characterizing Hospital Workers' Willingness to Respond to a Radiological Event. PLoS ONE  2011; 6(10): e25327.

Watson CM, Barnett DJ, Thompson CB, Hsu EB, Catlett CL, Gwon HS, Semon NL, Balicer RD, Links JM. Characterizing public health emergency perceptions and influential modifiers of willingness to respond among pediatric health care staff. American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 2011; 6(5): 299-308.

Lagassé LP, Rimal RN, Smith KC, Storey JD,  Rhoades E, Barnett DJ, Omer SB, Links J.  How Accessible Was Information about H1N1 Flu: Literacy Assessments of CDC Guidance Documents for Different Audiences. PLoS ONE 2011; 6(10): e23583.

Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Wissow LS, Kaufmann CN, Hodge JG. Prescribing authority during emergencies: challenges for mental health care providers. Journal of Legal Medicine. 2011; 32: 249-260.

Rutkow L, Gable L, Links JM. Protecting the mental health of first responders: legal and ethical considerations. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 2011;39Supp.1:56-59.

McCabe, O.L., Perry, C., Azur, M., Taylor, H.G., Bailey, BS, MBA, and Links, J.M. Psychological first aid training for paraprofessionals: A systems-based model for enhancing capacity of rural emergency response.  Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine, 2011; 26(4), 1-8.


Hodge JG, Rutkow L, Corcoran AJ, A hidden epidemic: assessing the legal environment underlying mental and behavioral health preparedness in emergencies. St. Louis University Journal of Health Law and Policy. 2010;4:33-92

Balicer RD, Barnett DJ, Thompson CB, Hsu EB, Catlett CL, Watson CM, Semon NL, Gwon HS, Links JM. Characterizing hospital workers' willingness to report to duty in an influenza pandemic through threat- and efficacy-based assessment. BMC Public Health 2010;10: 436.

Barnett DJ, Levine R, Thompson CB, Wijetunge GU, Oliver AL, et al. (2010) Gauging U.S. Emergency Medical Services workers' willingness to respond to pandemic influenza using a threat- and efficacy-based assessment framework. PLoS ONE  2010;5(3): e9856.

Hodge JG, Rutkow L, Corcoran AJ. Mental and behavioral health legal preparedness in major emergencies. Public Health Reports 2010;125:759-762.

McCabe OL, Barnett DJ, Taylor HG, Links JM. Ready, Willing, and Able: a framework for improving the public health emergency preparedness system. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2010; 4:161-168.

Hodge, JG., Rutkow L, Corcoran AJ, The Legal Environment Underlying Mental and Behavioral Health Preparedness in Major Emergencies, Public Health Reports. 2010;125:759-762.


Barnett DJ, Balicer RD, Thompson CB, Storey JD, Omer SB, Semon, NL, Bayer S, Cheek LV, Gateley KW, Lanza KM, Norbin JA, Slemp CC, Links JM. Assessment of Local Public Health Workers’ Willingness to Respond to Pandemic Influenza through Application of the Extended Parallel Process Model. Public Library of Science. Vol. 4, Iss. 7. July 2009.

Kaiser HE, Barnett DJ, Hsu EB, Kirsch TD, James JJ, Subbarao I. Perspectives of future physicians on disaster medicine and public health preparedness: challenges of building a capable and sustainable auxiliary medical workforce. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2009;3:210-216.

Perrin, PC, McCabe, OL, Everly, GS, & Links, JM. (2009). Preparing for an influenza flu pandemic: Mental health considerationsPre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine, 24, 3, 223-230.


Nusbaum KE, Wenzel JGW, Everly GSJr. Psychological first aid and veterinarians in rural communities undergoing livestock depopulationJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Vol. 231, Iss. 5.  September 2007.


Parker CL, Everly GS, Jr., Barnett DJ, Links JM. Establishing evidence-informed core intervention competencies in psychological first aid for public health personnel. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. Spring 2006; 8(2): 83-92.

Parker CL, Barnett DJ, Everly GS, Jr., Links JM. Expanding disaster mental health response: a conceptual training framework for public health professionals. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. Spring 2006; 8(2): 101-109.

Balicer, Ran D., Omer, Saad B., Barnett, Daniel J., and Everly, Jr., George S. Local public health workers' perceptions toward responding to an influenza pandemic. BioMed Central Public Health. April 2006.

Barnett DJ, Parker CL, Blodgett DW, Wierzba RK, Links JM.  Understanding radiologic and nuclear terrorism as public health threats: Preparedness and response perspectives. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2006; 47:1563-1661.

Everly GS Jr., Sherman MF, Stapleton A, Barnett DJ, Hiremath GS, Links, JM. Workplace crisis interventions: A systematic review of effect sizes. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health. Vol. 21, No. 3. 2006.


Barnett DJ, Balicer RD, Lucey DR, Everly GS Jr, Omer SB, Steinhoff MC, Grotto I.  A systematic analytic approach to pandemic influenza preparedness planningPublic Library of Science. Vol. 2, Iss. 12. December 2005.

Barnett DJ, Everly GS Jr, Parker CL, Links JM. Applying educational gaming to public health workforce emergency preparedness. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2005.

Barnett DJ, Balicer RD, Blodgett D, Everly GS Jr., Omer SB, Parker CL, Links JM. Applying risk perception theory to public health workforce preparedness training. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2005 Nov (6 Suppl):S33-S37.

Barnett DJ, Balicer RD, Blodgett D, Fews AL, Parker CL, Links JM. The application of the Haddon matrix to public health readiness and response planning. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2005.

Covich JR, Parker CL, White VA. The practice community meets the ivory tower: A health department/academic partnership to improve public health preparedness. Public Health Reports. Association of Schools of Public Health. Supplement 1, 2005.
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Parker CL, Barnett DJ, Fews AL, Blodgett D, Links JM. The Road Map to Preparedness: A competency-based approach to all-hazards emergency readiness training for the public health workforce. Public Health Reports. Association of Schools of Public Health.  Vol. 120, Iss. 5. September/October 2005.

In Press

McCabe, OL, Perry, C, Azur, M, Taylor, HG, Gwon, H, Mosley, A, Semon, N, & Links, JM Guided Preparedness Planning with Lay Communities:  A Systems-Based Model for Enhancing Capacity of Rural Emergency Response, Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine  (in press)

McCabe, O.L., Marum, F., Semon, N., Mosley, A., Gwon, H.S., Perry, C. Moore, S.S., Links, J.M. Participatory Public Health Systems Research: Value of Community Involvement in a Study-Series in Mental Health Emergency Preparedness. American Journal of Disaster Medicine (in press).

McCabe, O.L., Marum, F. Gwon, M.S.. Mosley, A., Langlieb, A, Kaminsky, M.J. and Links, J.M. Community Capacity-Building in Disaster Mental Health Resilience: A Pilot Study of an Academic/Faith Partnership ModelInternational Journal of Emergency Mental Health (in press).

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