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The HCRI is a community of researchers and practitioners dedicated to improving society’s resilience to natural hazards and the impacts of a changing climate.


Dr. Brittany Brand

Executive Director

Dr. Nick Hudyma


Dr. Carson MacPherson-Krutsky

Community Engagement Coordinator

Executive Team

Dr. Kelly Rossetto

Personal Resilience Communication

Dr. Bhaskar Chittoori

Infrastructure Resilience Civil Engineering

Ben Wells

Boise State Emergency Manager

Dr. Emily Wakild

Environmental Studies and History

Dr. Saleh Ahmed

Urban Planning Change Global Studies

Dr. Jared Talley

Environmental Studies

Dr. Lee Parton

Department of Economics

Dr. Eklas Hossain

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisory Board

Michael Lindell

Former Director for Texas A&M Hazards Center

Liisa Itkonen

COMPASS (Metropolitan Planning)

Rob Flaner

TetraTech, Inc.

Paul Marusich

Ada County Emergency Management

Megan Gambs

Boise State STEM & Diversity

Gregg Servheen

Idaho Resident

Chris Johnson

Idaho Rural Water Association

Lance Davisson

The Keystone Concept & Treasure Valley Canopy Network

Mat Erpelding

Boise Metro Chamber

Lyle Nelson

McCall City Counselor

Jay Breidenbach

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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