Disaster Research Center
Biden School of Public Policy and Administration
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Areas of Expertise
- Research focuses on climate change adaptation policies with an emphasis on managed retreat (relocation of people and assets away from risk) and environmental justice.
- Can comment on how communities adapt to climate change and climate-related hazards.
- Has worked internationally and on the national security implications of climate change.
- Member of Climigration Network, Ocean Visions and Global Center for Climate Resilience.
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Studies teams and leadership within organizations in order to understand the factors that unite individuals, teams and leaders in organizations or break them apart.
Research focuses on the impacts of natural disasters on public health, as well as linkages between disaster planning and the actions communities and individuals take to prepare, respond and recover.
Political psychologist and expert on voter behavior and emotion, focusing on how voters process information to make their decisions.
Research focuses on the legal and social rights of vulnerable populations with respect to disasters and climate change.
Education and Social Policy
Research interests include obesity, food policy, community nutrition, as well as the value and limitations of supermarkets and corner stores.