Emergency managers make time-sensitive decisions in order to protect the public from threats both natural and human-caused. Decision-making models can be used to develop better decision support tools, improve training, and understand how innovative, data and critical information affect the emergency managers’ role in protecting the public.
This week we are talking to Dr Derek Cabrera. Derek is an internationally recognized expert in metacognition and that’s basically thinking about thinking and epidemiology, which is the study of knowledge, human and organizational learning and education. He completed his PhD in post-doctoral studies at Cornell University and served in the Faculty of Cornell and a researcher at the Santa Fe Institute. And He leads the Cabrera research lab. We discuss systems thinking and how do we apply systems thinking to the world of emergency management