Publications

2015

Pounds, K., Irani, T., Lindsey, A. (2015) How Prepared are We Now? Florida and Alabama coastal residents’ opinions five years after the DWH oil spill. Gainesville, FL: Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities.

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2014

Kelly Bergstrand, Brian Mayer, Babette Brumback and Yi Zhang. "Assessing the Relationship Between Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience to Hazards." Social Indicators ResearchAn International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014; 10.1007/s11205-014-0698-3

 

David M. Abramson, Lynn M. Grattan, Brian Mayer, Craig E. Colten, Farah A. Arosemena, Ariane Bedimo-Rung, and Maureen Lichtveld. “The Resilience Activation Framework: A Conceptual Model of How Access to Social Resources Promotes Adaptation and Rapid Recovery in Post-disaster Settings.” J Behav Health Serv Res. 2014 May 29. [PMID:24870399].

2013

Morris, J. Glenn Jr.,  Grattan Lynn M., Mayer Brian, Blackburn Jason K..  Psychological responses and resilience of people and communities impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association, 2013, 124:191-201

2011

Grattan L, Roberts S, Mahan W, McLaughlin P, Otwell WS, Morris JGJ. The early psychological impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Florida and Alabama communities. Environ Health Perspect. 2011;119(6):838-843. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1002915.

Publications under Review

Mayer, Brian, Katrina Running, and Kelly Bergstrand. “Corroding Communities: Social Comparisons, Competition, and Uncertainty Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” Submitted to Social Forces.

Davies, James and Brian Mayer. “Certificates of Confidentiality in High Stakes Research.” Submitted to the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics.

Manuscripts in Process

Brian Mayer, Babette Brumback, Yi Zhang, and Kelly Bergstrand. “Constructing and Comparing Measures of Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience at the County Level.”

Brian Mayer, Joan Flocks, Hannah Clarke, and Kelly Bergstrand. “Rugged Resilience: Determining Qualitative Factors in Coastal Community Resilience.”

Brian Mayer, Joan Flocks, Kelly Bergstrand, and Hannah Clarke. “Re-examining the Natural – Technological Disaster Divide: Lessons from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.”

Jose Antonio Tovar, Christopher McCarty, Raffaele Vacca, and Brian Mayer. “The Social Networks of Resilience Following an Environmental Disaster.”

Brian Mayer and Jonathon Stout. “Perception of Risk and Seafood Safety Among Florida Residents following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.”

 

Book Chapters

2014

Mayer Brian, Bergstrand K, Running K. 2014. “Science as Comfort: The Strategic Use of Science in Post-Disaster Settings.” In Daniel Kleinman and Kelly Moore (eds.) Routledge Handbook on Science, Technology and Society. New York: Routledge.

 

Presentations at Conferences

2014

Baker LK,  Holobaugh S,  Roberts S, Morris JG, Grattan, LM "Quality of Life in NE Gulf Coast Communities Two Years After the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill" Poster session at: 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; Mobile, Alabama; January 26-29, 2014.

Grattan LM, Baker LK, Brumback BA, Roberts SM, Holobaugh S, Mi X, Toben AC, Morris JG. "New Evidence for the Impact of Cumulative Life Trauma on Mental Health Outcome afterthe Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill". Talk presented at: 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; Mobile, Alabama; January 26-29, 2014.

Mayer B, Clarke H, Bergstrand K. "Prepared for the Worst? Resilience Gaps in the Natural/Technological Disaster Divide".   Talk presented at: 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; Mobile, Alabama; January 26-29, 2014.

Mayer B, Flocks J, Lindsey AB.  "Challenges to Social-Ecological Resilience in the Apalachicola Bay Oyster Industry".   Talk presented at: 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; Mobile, Alabama; January 26-29, 2014.

Bergstrand K, Mayer B, Brumback B, Benites-Gambirazio E.   "Integrating Indicators of Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience to Assess Long-Term Recovery"   Poster session at: 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; Mobile, Alabama; January 26-29, 2014.

Kane AS,  Irani TA, Lindsey AB, Roberts SM, Stuchal LD, Munson J, Overton EJ, Wickliffe JK. "Vocabulary of DWH Oil Spill Seafood Toxicology: Optimizing Communications and Comprehension for Gulf of Mexico Coastal Residents". Talk presented at: 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; Mobile, Alabama; January 26-29, 2014.

Charles MKS, Stuchal LD, Roberts SM, Mathews AE, Brumback BA, Brooks R, Kane AS. "Food Frequency Questionnaire to Discern Seafood Consumption Patterns in Northern Gulf of Mexico Communities As Relevant to the DWH Oil Spill".  Talk presented at: 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; Mobile, Alabama; January 26-29, 2014.

Kane AS, Pine J, James MO, Romero IC, Hollander DJ, Patterson WF.  "Splenic Macrophage Aggregates As Potential Biomarker of Exposure in Red Snapper Sampled From The Northern Gulf of Mexico Post-DWH Oil Spill".   Poster session at: 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; Mobile, Alabama; January 26-29, 2014.

Lindsey AB, Irani TA, Mathews SR.  "Utilizing a Community Advisory Committee to Define Future Community Efforts for the Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities Project". Talk presented at: 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; Mobile, Alabama; January 26-29, 2014.

2013

Brian Mayer, Kelly Bergstrand, and Katrina Running. 2013. “Regulatory Challenges in a Post-Disaster Setting: Scientific Credibility after the BP Oil Spill.” American Sociological Association Annual Conference. New York, August 10-13, 2013.

Tovar, Jose Antonio, Christopher McCarty, Raffaele Vacca, and Brian Mayer. 2013. “The Social Networks of Resilience Following an Environmental Disaster.” Environmental Health Disparities & Environmental Justice Meeting. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, July 29-31.

Brian Mayer, Joan Flocks, Rose Cantwell, Sue Colson, Francine Ishmael, Darla Jones, and Joe Taylor. “A Community-Based Assessment of Social Vulnerability and Resiliency.” Environmental Health Disparities & Environmental Justice Meeting. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, July 29-31.

Flocks, Joan and Brian Mayer. 2013. “The Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Compensation Process on Gulf Coast Communities.” The Society for Applied Anthropology 73rd Annual Meeting, Denver, March 19-23.

McCarty, Christopher and Brian Mayer. 2013. “The Social Networks of Resilience Following an Environmental Disaster.”  The Society for Applied Anthropology 73rd Annual Meeting, Denver, March 19-23.

Yi Zhang, Babette Brumback, Brian Mayer. “Constructing and Comparing Measures of Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience at the County Level.” Florida Chapter of the American Statistical Association Annual Meeting. Pensacola, February 8-9, 2013.

Grattan LM, Roberts SM, Baker LK, Holobaugh SF, Toben AC, Brumback BA, Zhang Y, Morris JG. Characteristics and predictors of favorable mental health outcome 9 months post Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Talk presented at: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

Baker LK, Roberts SM, Morris JG, Grattan LM. Coping styles, resilience, and depression in people with income loss after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Talk presented at: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

Holobaugh S, Grattan LM, Roberts SM, Baker LK, Toben A, Morris JG, Brumback B, Zhang Y. The Financial Life Events Checklist: Preliminary Development and Validation for Field Use.  Talk presented at: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

Brian Mayer and Joan Flocks. 2013. “Compensation and Relative Deprivation in the Gulf: Challenges to the Recovery Process.” Oral Presentation: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

Monaghan P, Mayer B, Flocks J, Irani T. Enhancing Community Resiliency through Cooperative Extension Training. Oral Presentation: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

James MO, Kane A, Rowland-Faux L,  Zhong G, Mievre Q, Beers A, Espaillat A, Patterson W. Biomarker enzymatic activities in livers of Gulf of Mexico fishes. Oral Presentation: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

Kane A, Roberts S, Munson J, James MO, Kozuch M,  Stuchal L, Weil R, Irani T,  Charles M, Brooks R, Morris JG, Wickliffe J, Ansari S, Overton E.  Assessing safety of inshore-harvested seafood from the Gulf of Mexico: Addressing public health and community concerns after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Oral Presentation: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

Baker LK, Roberts SM, Brumback BA, Zhang Y, Morris JG, Grattan LM. Anger, bitterness, and health outcome after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Poster: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

Roberts SM, Baker LK, Toben AC, Brumback BA, Zhang Y, Morris JG, Grattan LM. Subjective medical symptom complaints of NE gulf coast residents post oil spill. Poster: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

Brian Mayer and Chris McCarty. 2013. “A Protocol for Rapid Appraisal of Community Social Structure.” Poster: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

Kane A, Mathews A, Brooks R, Stuchal L,  Weil R, Roberts S. Seafood consumption survey tools: Field guides to identify edible Gulf of Mexico fish species and cooked portion sizes. Poster: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

Irani T, Galindo S, Lindsey AB, Slough D, Morris JG. Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities Regional Forum. Poster: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

Mathews SR, Moore J, Holland M. Healthy Gulf. Poster: 2013 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference; New Orleans, LA; January 21-23, 2013.

2012

Ott, E. S., Monghan, P. F., Mayer, B., & Flocks, J. (2012, June). Improving community resiliency with social marketing tools and principles. Presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Brian Mayer. 2012. “Disaster and Recovery in the Gulf: Preliminary Results from the Field.” American Sociological Association Annual Conference. Denver, August 17-20, 2012.

2011

Brian Mayer. 2011. “Health Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Eastern Gulf Coast Communities. Southern Sociological Society Annual Conference. Jacksonville, April 6-9, 2011.