Research Health Scientist
Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC)
June Gin is a Research Health Scientist at Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC). She works to create tools and resources grounded in research and practice to enable community-based organizations (CBOs) serving vulnerable populations to become disaster resilient. She led a federal multiagency team in developing Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience, a toolkit to help communities, health providers, and CBOs improve their preparedness and collaboration during disasters. From this toolkit, she is currently developing a disaster and continuity planning training manual for non-profits serving homeless populations.
Her published research has examined disaster preparedness in homeless shelters and transitional housing agencies in Los Angeles, and the role of CBOs in the recovery of individuals who were homeless during Hurricane Sandy. Her current research examines non-profit homeless facilities’ experiences during Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Harvey, and the 2017 Northern California Wildfires.
Prior to joining VA, Gin served as community research and outreach manager at the Bay Area Preparedness Initiative (BayPrep), a joint initiative of the Fritz Institute and San Francisco Community Agencies Responding to Disasters (SF CARD). She piloted an outreach program to increase the disaster preparedness of safety-net providers serving vulnerable populations, facilitating their ability to achieve preparedness standards. She currently serves on SF CARD’s Board of Directors.
Gin received her PhD in Environmental Sociology from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, and her MA in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University.
Tuesday, March 26
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, March 28
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM