Research Line

Disaster Cultures and Risk Governance

Principal investigator

Paula Repetto

Professor of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and expert in Health Psychology. Her research is focus on issues and problems defined from Health Psychology and Adolescent Psychology. She has worked on risk and health behaviors in adolescents, HIV prevention, communication in health consultation and quality of life in patients with different chronic diseases. The courses she has taught are closely related to the subjects in which he investigates.


This line of research seeks to create knowledge and best practices in humanitarian assistance at local, regional, national and international levels; addressing actions taken in the phases of preparation, response and recovery of the disaster management cycle. The priority areas of this research line are psychological first aid, humanitarian response and logistics, addressing issues identified in past events in Chile.

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