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 1360 members) on Emergency Management Higher Education.
She is editor of the popular textbook, Emergency Management: The American Experience, 1900-2010. Most recently, she coauthored chapter in the new e-book published by FEMA titled Critical Issues in Disaster Science and Management. She is the CEO of the Disaster Bookstore, which 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. She has been affiliated with the The George Washington University’s Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management from 1998 through 2014.
Ms Rubin has written almost 100 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.