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 and the Disaster Bookstore.

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. The most recent blog she created is Disasters and Faith, which features resources related to faith-based organizations and disasters. She also is the moderator for the facebook group on Emergency Management Higher Education, which serves almost 1400 members.

She is editor of the popular textbook, Emergency Management: The American Experience, 1900-2010.  Most recently, she coauthored Chapter 13: Unmet Needs and Persistent Problems in the new e-book published by FEMA titled Critical Issues in Disaster Science and Management (2014).

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 was 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.


Rev. 2/22/15