Lauren Sauer, M.S., is a research associate in the
Department of Emergency Medicine and the program manager for The
National Center for the study of Preparedness and Catastrophic
Event Response (PACER).
Formerly, Sauer was a PACER Scholar. Upon completion of her
master's degrees in Health System Preparedness and Homeland
Security Management, Sauer joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in
2011. Sauer's research focuses primarily on post-disaster response
and includes access to services, critical infrastructure protection
and quality of aid following a disaster.
In addition to her role with PACER, Sauer is actively
involved in research with USAID, the American Red Cross and other
response organizations. She has studied and assisted in several
disaster response efforts, including Hurricane Katrina, the 2009
Southern California wildfires, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the
2010 Pakistan earthquake. She also supported the 2010 and 2011
Continuing Promise missions in Haiti, Colombia, Costa Rica,
Guatemala and other Central and South American countries.
Sauer has spoken both nationally and internationally on a
variety of disaster medicine and public health topics. She has also
authored and reviewed numerous publications that focus on the
post-disaster delivery of services and the role of NGOs and the
Federal Government in disaster response.