Claire B. Rubin

& Associates, LLC

Disaster Research
and Consulting


Since 1990, Claire B. Rubin & Associates, LLC, a small firm located in the Washington, D.C. area, has specialized in research and consulting in the fields of emergency management and homeland security. The firm serves clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

For the past several years, the firm has produced a variety of educational products and services, most notably the Disaster Time Line Series.

Ms Rubin has a long-time interest in recovery from disasters. She maintains two websites on various disaster topics and a popular blog on recovery from disasters called Recovery Diva. She also is the moderator for the facebook group ( with more than 1200 members) on Emergency Management Higher Education.

She is the editor of the book, Emergency Management: The American Experience, 1900-2010, the 2nd edition of which was  published in April 2012 by Taylor and Francis.

See also our other site, The Disaster Bookstore, features an online retail outlet for books and related products dealing with emergency management.

Claire B. Rubin, president of the firm, is a social scientist with 36 years of experience in emergency management and homeland security. Her experience includes independent researcher, consultant, and educator. Since 1998, she has been affiliated with the The George Washington University’s Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management and is currently a Visiting Research Scholar.

Ms Rubin has written about 90 publications and has presented numerous talks and lectures on emergency management and homeland security topics. She was the co-founder and Managing Editor of The Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for 6 years. (For more details, see Selected Works of Claire B. Rubin.)

As a local volunteer, Ms Rubin is active in Citizen Corps, CERT, and has helped a local non-profit win a UASI grant award. She was a member of the Arlington County Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission, which reports to the Arlington County Board, for three years.  She served on an Advisory Committee to the American National Redcross, from 2013-4 and currently is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Maryland University College, Homeland Security and Emergency Management graduate programs.