Sara McBride, Ph.D, MPA
Research Social Scientist at U.S. Geological Survey
Communication Social Scientist with 20 years progressive experience in risk, hazard, science communication, public education, disaster risk reduction, community resilience, and international humanitarian response. Expertise in mixed methods and a specialty in content and critical analysis, specializing in geological hazards, risk, crisis, and recovery. Emergency responses include serving as Chief of Operations for the U.S. Geological Survey for the Southwestern Puerto Rico Earthquake Response.Public Information Manager for GeoNet/GNS Science during the Kaikoura Earthquake and Second-in-Command for Christchurch Earthquake Response, as well as an H1N1 responder in 2009. Author or Co-author of more than 20 academic journal articles, three book chapters, and a range of technical reports and conference papers. Extensive international and domestic on-site crisis communication and emergency management experience: New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Fiji, Namibia, Hawai’i, Puerto Rico, and Washington.