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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Natasha Malmin

Assistant Professor

Office: Barre Hall



Educational Background

2021 Georgia State University | Georgia Institute of Technology Ph.D Public Policy

2008 Emory University MPH Global Environmental Health

2006 Denison University BA Chemistry

Courses Taught

Public Policy Evaluation
Introduction to Policy Analysis


Dr. Malmin has a joint Ph.D. in public policy from Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University, a Master of Public Health from Emory University and a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Denison University. Before teaching, she was a health scientist for 7 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working on disaster preparedness, response, and climate change research. She was also a researcher within the National Science Foundation-funded Disasters and Statistical Models of Academic Recovery Trajectories in Schools (Disaster SMART Schools) Project, and a fellow within the William Averette Anderson Fund (BAF).

Research Interests

Malmin’s research focuses on the public administrative burden around federal disaster recovery and its distributive impact on social equity. Her additional research interests include participatory GIS mapping, school recovery after disasters, long-term community resilience, emergent collective warning systems before disasters, maternal health in the wake of disasters, and the nexus between governance, health systems, and disaster management

Research Publications

Malmin N. Eisenman D. Disability prevalence and community-level allocation of Hurricane Harvey federal disaster recovery assistance in Texas (under review).

Malmin N, Esnard A-M, Wyczalkowski C, Lai B. Schools and disasters: examining the evidence for K-12 settings across the emergency management phases. J Emerg Manag. (forthcoming)

Malmin N. Historical disaster exposure and household preparedness across the US. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 Jan 13;1-7. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2019.123

Esnard A-M, Lai BS, Wyczalkowski C, Malmin N, Shah HJ. School vulnerability to disaster: examination of school closure, demographic, and exposure factors in Hurricane Ike’s wind swath. Natural Hazards. 2017. doi: 10.1007/s11069-017-3057-2

Stehling-Ariza T, Fisher E, Vagi S, Fechter-Leggett E, Prudent N, Dott M, Daley R, Avchen RN. Monitoring of persons withrRisk for exposure to Ebola Virus Disease - United States, November 3, 2014-March 8, 2015. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015 Jul 3;64(25):685-9.

Lulla V, Stanforth A, Prudent N, Johnson D, Luber G. Modeling vulnerable urban populations in the global context of a changing climate. In Innovating for Healthy Urbanization. Roy A, Burke T, McGahan A (Eds.)2015. 193-208. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4899-7597-3_9

Houghton A, Prudent N, Scott JE, Wade R, Luber G. Climate change-related vulnerabilities and local environmental public health tracking through GEMSS: A web-based visualization tool. Appl. Geog. 2012, 33, 36–44.


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