Why the Army Corps of Engineers matches engineering with behavioral science

The federal government has world-class engineering expertise in its ranks. The same is true of public health expertise. What it doesn’t have is a standing capability to fuse those disciplines together with behavioral science to help inform agencies’ response to crises. At least, until now. A brand new organization called the Engineering for Public Health and Human Factors Center — or EPH — is now up and running within the Army Corps of Engineers.