MEET OUR

TEAM

Scroll over a picture to read about members of our NYU team, affiliated faculty and students.

DAVID ABRAMSON

DIRECTOR

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ALEXIS MERDJANOFF

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

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SARAH

FRIEDMAN

DATA SCIENTIST

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RACHAEL

PILTCH-LOEB

ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST

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Affiliated Faculty

Along with our NYU Team, the Program on Population Impact, Recovery and Resilience also has a robust network of affiliated faculty across the U.S. Scroll over the pictures to read more.

BRIAN MAYER

University of Arizona
Associate Professor in the School of Sociology, Affiliated Faculty of the Institute on the Environment and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman School of Public Health

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YOON SOO PARK

University of Illinois – College of Medicine at Chicago 
Professor of Medical Education, Affiliated Researcher at University of Chicago 

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LAUREN CLAY

 D’Youville College

 Assistant Professor of Health Services Administration, Affiliated Faculty at the Disaster Research Center

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LORI PEEK

University of Colorado Boulder 
Professor of Sociology, Director of the Natural Hazards Center, Institute of Behavioral Science

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KARINE

KLEINHAUS

Pluristem Therapeutics
Divisional Vice President, North America, Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University College of Global Public Health 

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LAURIE JOHNSON

Laurie Johnson Consulting
Author of “After Great Disasters: An In-depth Analysis of How Six Countries Managed Community Recovery” and “Clear as Mud: Planning for the Rebuilding of New Orleans”

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ANDY GARRETT

US Department of Health and Human Services
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Senior Medical Advisor, Former Director of National Disaster Medical System

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STUDENTS

Our team also includes a number of student research assistants. If you are a student looking for research opportunities, feel free to contact us here.

CURRENT STUDENTS

Aditi Bhanja, Tatiana Bush, Sofia Rivera-Perez, Amila Samarabandu, Yannai Segal, Vaibhav Srinivasan, Anita Virmani

FORMER STUDENTS

Esther Annan, Anna-Belle Buyse, Onome Eka, Emma Giegerich, Charissa Isidro, Nafesa Kanneh, Ayushi Mathur, Elyse Morris, Jenn Ohn, Mabel Segbafah