Ana Maria Cruz

Ana Maria Cruz

Ana Maria Cruz is a Professor of Disaster Risk Management at Kyoto University. She received a Chemical Engineering degree in 1987, and worked in industry for over 10 yrs. She later obtained a MSc. in Applied Development and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Tulane University where she pioneered research on Natechs from 1999. She has worked in the private and public sectors, in academia and with government at the local and international levels in four continents. Her research interests include area-wide Natech risk management, risk perception and protective behavior in communities subject to Natech and climate change impacts. She has published over 40 journal articles and several book chapters, and serves as an Editor for the Journal of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan