Research conducted by the community resilience team hopes to inform future response and recovery tactics. The team has collaborated with several Gulf Coast communities and discovered the importance of considering cultural differences when developing recovery response plans.
Resilience Research Focus
Assessing social vulnerability and community resilience
Determining the role social networks play in resiliency
Determining the level of satisfaction with litigation
Science as Comfort: The strategic use of science in post-disaster settings
This study examines the use of science and technology in recovery following disruptive events. Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, seafood testing procedures allowed the utilization of science as a tool to reduce uncertainty generated by the disaster for consumers and seafood workers.
Compensation and Community Corrosion: Perceived inequalities, social comparisons, and competition following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Assessed the perceived effects of post-disaster compensation following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The study examined interviews of residents from four Gulf Coast communities and the extent to which the claims process hindered recovery efforts.