State Disaster Mitigation Data Available from PEW

In our federal system of emergency and disaster management, state and local governments are responsible for the implementation of projects and programs to reduce risk. Similar to the policy areas of education, immigration, and healthcare, there are differences in how subnational governments approach disaster mitigation – and how effective their actions are. To explore thisContinue reading “State Disaster Mitigation Data Available from PEW”

Doing Science at the March for Science

I had the privilege of administering a survey at the March for Science last weekend in Washington, DC. (That’s right, I got to “do science” at the March for Science! Others did as well – see a recent article in Wired.) This was part of a bigger project on science and democracy, of which I amContinue reading “Doing Science at the March for Science”

Book contract secured for Millennial Generation project

Stella Rouse, University of Maryland, and I have been working on a project for a few years about the political attitudes of the Millennial Generation. It is a timely topic as this age cohort has now surpassed Baby Boomers to be the largest generation in our nation. And it is a personal topic – I amContinue reading “Book contract secured for Millennial Generation project”

Article accepted in Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy

Here’s a sneak peak of the paper, titled “Perceptions of Resilience among Coastal Emergency Managers,” accepted this week for publication in Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy. Increasingly disaster risk reduction has been coupled with resilience. For decades social scientists have applied the concept to the study of disasters, using it as a metaphorContinue reading “Article accepted in Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy”

Research featured in HUD Article

The research presented in my book, Local Disaster Resilience, has been included in a recent HUD publication titled “Federal Disaster Policy: Toward a More Resilient Future.” Check it out here: The article focuses on the incorporation of resilience into disaster policy by the federal government and how it is affecting regional, local, and individualContinue reading “Research featured in HUD Article”

NAS GRP Resilience & Health Workshop

I was invited to participate in the National Academies Gulf Research Program Community Resilience and Health Workshop last September held in New Orleans. I learned A LOT about public health issues in the Gulf region related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The workshop summary is now available: