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Tribute to Dr. Dennis Mileti

Posted on Feb. 11, 2021

NDPTC is deeply saddened to share the news that our former Natural Hazards Center Director Dennis Mileti has died of complications from COVID-19

Dr. Mileti was a luminary in the field of hazards and disaster research. During his tenure as director, he led the second assessment of natural hazards research, which culminated in the publication of Disasters by Design. He was also widely recognized as one of the world’s leading risk communication scholars. He was an advocate of creating messages and warnings that encouraged people to prepare for and respond appropriately to disaster risks. He knew that moving this research into action could save lives. See the tributes from friends, colleagues, and his students.