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Q&A

His specialty: the calm after the storm

Joshua L. Miller, a professor of social work and associate dean at Smith College, teaches about and helps people respond to natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy. The author of several books, Miller has been a member of teams responding to 9/11, the 2004 Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2010 Haitian earthquake, among others.

Is there a common thread, a typical way people respond to natural disasters?

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