Disaster Research Center
Sociology and Criminal Justice
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Areas of Expertise
- Expertise in maternal and child health in crisis and disaster settings with a focus on infant feeding in emergencies.
- From 2015-2019, has deployed 14 times for 10 disasters for research fieldwork, including international research fieldwork.
- Can comment on evacuation decision-making, particularly issues in evacuation for people with companion animals.
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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.
Marine Science & Policy
Research interests include maritime transportation and pollution policy, as well as interdisciplinary technology-policy decision-making.
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.