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Demographic and Health Disparities in Recovery from Hurricane Katrina

Our team at the Program of Population Impact, Recovery, and Resilience has completed our fifth wave of data collection for the Gulf Coast Child and Family Health Study in part with the Katrina At 10 project. This project is a collaboration of three longitudinal cohorts in an effort to better understand the demographic and health disparities of the multiple communities that are recovery from Hurricane Katrina. 


The NIH-funded KATRINA@10 Program consists of an interrelated set of three primary data collection projects that focus on specific sub-populations who were uniquely affected by Hurricane Katrina; two secondary analyses of data that are more broadly representative of the overall affected population; and three cores to support the set of Research Projects. A central strength of this research is that it entails both depth and breadth in its assessment of recovery at the 10-year anniversary of one of the worst disasters in American history.


Each of the research projects involved in this collaborative effort have their own methodologies, which you can read below. However, there are several several cross-cutting research activities to answer key research questions. 

We believe that leveraging the power of these three cohorts will advance disaster studies beyond what the individual projects could achieve were they not linked under this Program. The theories unifying these projects are built upon the theoretical framework, the Socio-ecological Model of Disaster Recovery created by Dr. David Abramson and our PiR2 team. 

Read more.


The theoretical framework for this project is depicted below and was created by Dr. Abramson and our team. Read the full article presenting this framework.  

Measuring Individual Disaster Recovery: A Socioecological Framework

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