Weathering the Storm: Examining long-term resilience and recovery
Since 2006, the Gulf Coast Child and Family Health Study has collected data representing more than 80,000 persons displaced by Hurricane Katrina. This longitudinal data has been used to better understand the disaster recovery process and mental health patterns of individuals highly affected by the disaster. The lecture will discuss identified stressors, support mechanisms, and contextual factors that have propelled affected residents on different paths of post-disaster mental health recovery.
Alexis Merdjanoff is a Research Assistant Professor at New York University’s College of Global Public Health and an Associate Research Scientist in the Program on Population Impact, Recovery, and Resiliency (PiR2). As a scholar working at the intersection of public health and sociology, Dr. Merdjanoff’’s research explores how social inequities shape the impact of disaster on health, recovery, and resiliency, particularly for vulnerable populations.
Bobst Library | 7th Floor, Room 745
Open to the Public | Light Refreshments will be served
This Salon is sponsored by the Bobst Library Reference Departments (Business & Government Documents, Coles Science Center, and Social Sciences & Humanities).