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BETTY HEARN MORROW, Ph.D. 8215 SW 140 Avenue

Professor Emeritus Miami, FL 33183

Florida International University Phone: (305) 385-5953

Consulting Sociologist Fax: (305) 385-7364

SocResearch Miami betty@bmorrow.com
CONSULTING SOCIOLOGIST SPECIALIZING IN HAZARD & DISASTER-RELATED RESEARCH
Education: Ohio State University B.Sc.

University of Miami M.Ed.

University of Miami Ph.D.

Florida State University M.Sc.


Current Academic Position: Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology and Anthropology,

Florida International University, Miami, FL.


Research Interests:
Social resilience to hazards, particularly related to vulnerable or high risk groups

Community social vulnerability assessments

Interpretation of weather advisories and warnings

Dissemination, interpretation and use of warning messages by mid-level stakeholders, including emergency managers and public officials

Long-term disaster recovery of households, businesses and communities

Pre- and post-disaster behavioral studies, including evacuation decisions of households, emergency managers, public officials and the private sector

Social and economic factors affecting hazard vulnerability and response

Human and social impacts of disasters



Risk perception and response to hazards
DISASTER-RELATED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Co-PI. Behavioral Analysis for the Georgia Hurricane Evacuation Study. Dewberry & Davis for USACE and Georgia Emergency Management Agency. February 2010 – March 2011.
Subject Matter Expert, Building Resilience in Diverse Communities: Faith-Based and Community Organizations in Emergency Preparedness, RTI International for the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. December 2009 –
Consultant. Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) Socio-Economics Impacts Assessment. University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). May 2009 – December 2009.
Consultant. Post-Storm Assessment of Hurricane Ike for Texas. National Hurricane Program. Dewberry & Davis for U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). June 2009 – December 2009.
Consultant, Post Storm Assessment Hurricanes Gustav and Ike for Alabama and Mississippi. Natural Hurricane Program. Dewberry & Davis for USACE and FEMA. June 2009 – August 2009
Co-PI. Virginia Catastrophic Planning Project. Evacuation and Transportation Planning Task. Evacuation Behavioral Survey. July 2009 – October 2009. Dewberry & Davis.
Consultant. Alabama Hurricane Evacuation Project: Critical Transportation Needs. Dewberry & Davis for Alabama Emergency Management. March 2009 - August 2009
Co-PI. Examining the Hurricane Warning System: Content, Channels, and Comprehension. (Rebecca Morss, PI; Julie Dumuth, Jeff Lazo, Co-PIs.) National Science Foundation. October 2008 -
Consultant. Literature Review and Expert Interviews Related to Risk Behavior and Risk and Resilience Communication. Coastal Services Center. Heidi Reisack, Project Manager. September 2008 – June 2009.
Consultant. Assessment of Total Household Benefits of Improved Hurricane Forecasting. Societal Impacts Program. National Center for Atmospheric Research. Jeff Lazo, Project Manager. August-September 2008.
Consultant. Providing Access to Resilience-Enhancing Technologies (PARET) Project. Institute for Advanced Biometrics and Social Systems Studies. Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Blair Ross, Project Manager. 2008 -
Consultant. Expanding the Identification and Measurement of the Human Consequences of Disastrous Flooding: Contribution to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers LACPR Process. University of New Orleans. Shirley Laska, Project Manager. 2008.
Consultant. Community Resilience: A Social Justice Perspective. Community and Regional Resilience Initiative. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Tom Wilkins, Project Manager. September 2007 – March 2008.
Consultant, Use of Climate, Water and Weather Information Before and After a Tropical Cyclone: A Testbed for Societal Resilience. University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Denise Stephenson Hawk, Project Manager. September 2007 – May 2008.
PI. Storm Surge Social Science Project. NOAA Coastal Services Center. Heidi Reisack, Project Manager. 2006-2007.
Consultant. Exploratory Review: Information Dissemination Flow of Hurricane Information. Office of the Federal Coordinator of Meteorology. Samuel Williamson, Project Manager. 2006-2007.
Behavioral Scientist. Coastal Louisiana Evacuation Planning Task. Dewberry & Davis and URS for FEMA. (With Hugh Gladwin). 2006.
Consultant. (Hugh Gladwin, PI). Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Evacuation Intent: A Panel Study. Florida International University. Funded by the National Science Foundation. 2006.
Principal Investigator. Hurricane Ivan Critical Business/Government Impact Assessment. Dewberry & Davis for FEMA and Corps of Engineers. 2005.
Co-Principal Investigator (with Hugh Gladwin and William Massey). Hurricane Ivan Behavioral Study. Dewberry & Davis for FEMA and Corps of Engineers. 2005.
Principal Investigator. Exploratory Study of Consumer Issues Related to Severe Weather Messages. Office of Federal Coordinator of Meteorology. 2005.

Co-Principal Investigator. Rapid Response Survey of Hurricane Charley. International Hurricane Research Center. 2004.


Principal Investigator. Assessing Disaster Vulnerability at the Community Level: Research Project with Low-Income Women’s Groups in El Salvador and Dominica. Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance. 2002-2003.
1Principal Investigator. Hurricane Andrew 10 Years Later: Implications for Disaster Mitigation. National Science Foundation. (Walter Peacock, Co-PI). 2001-2003.
Co-Principal Investigator. Assessing Disaster Vulnerability at the Community Level: A Pilot Research Project with Low-Income Women’s Groups in the Dominican Republic and Saint Lucia. Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance. (Elaine Enarson, PI). 2001-2002.
Principal Investigator DCA Housing & Mitigation Options. Florida Department of Community Affairs. (Walter Peacock, Co-PI). . 2001.
Principal Investigator (with Elaine Enarson). A Vulnerability Approach to Emergency Management. Federal Emergency Management Agency. 2000-2002.
Principal Investigator. Reaching Women and Children in Disaster. U.S. Agency for International Development. 2000.
Principal Investigator (with Walt Peacock). Miami-Dade Hurricane Mitigation Survey. University of Pennsylvania. 2000.
Principal Investigator. Comparing Community Response to Hurricanes Georges and Andrew in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. National Science Foundation. (Nicole Dash, Co-PI.) 1999.
Principal Investigator. Florida Mitigation Research. Florida Department of Community Affairs. (Walter Peacock, Nicole Dash, Krishnan Dandapani, Shahid Hamid, Co-PIs). 1999.
Co-Principal Investigator. Academic Review of the Residential Community Mitigation Project. Funded by the Florida Department of Community Affairs. (Walter Peacock, P.I.). 1998.
Principal Investigator. Hurricane Mitigation in Public Housing: A Pilot Project. International Hurricane Center. 1997.
Co-Principal Investigator. Reassessment of an Emergent Women's Disaster-Related Coalition. (with Elaine Enarson.) 1997 (Summer).

Principal Investigator. Early Response to Hurricane Marilyn in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado. 1995.


Co-Principal Investigator. The Case Study of Hurricane Andrew. Preparation of a manuscript. (with Walter Peacock.) Funded by the FIU Foundation. 1995 (Summer).
Co-Principal Investigator. Assessing a Community Recovery Function for the ARC Disaster Response Plan. American Red Cross. (with Walter Peacock and Elaine Enarson.) 1993.
Research Associate. Pre-impact Preparation and Post-impact Restoration Activities Following Hurricane Andrew. (Walter Peacock and Hugh Gladwin, Co-PIs). National Science Foundation. 1992.
Co-Principal Investigator. Impact of Hurricane Andrew on Families. (with Elaine Enarson). 1992-93.
Principal Investigator. "The Aftermath of Hugo: Responses of Women and Families." Funded by a Mellon Faculty Grant from the Latin American and Caribbean Center. 1991-92.

DISASTER-RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Books, Book Chapters, Articles in Refereed Journals
2010. Lazo, Jeffrey K., Donald M. Waldman, Betty Hearn Morrow and Jennifer A. Thacher. “Household Evacuation Decision Making and the Benefits of Improved Hurricane Forecasting: Developing a Framework for Assessment.” Weather and Forecasting 25: 207-219.
2009. Demuth, Julie L., Betty Hearn Morrow and Jeffrey K. Lazo. “Weather Forecast Uncertainty Information: An Exploratory Study with Broadcast Meteorologists.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. November: 1614-1618.
2009. Gladwin, Hugh, Jeffrey K. Lazo, Betty Hearn Morrow, Walter Gillis Peacock and Hugh E. Willoughby. “Social Science Research Needs for the Hurricane Forecast and Warning System.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. January: 25-29.
2008. Kiefer, J. J., J.A. Mancini, B.H. Morrow, H., Gladwin and T.A. Stewart. Providing Access to Resilience-Enhancing Technologies for Disadvantaged Communities and Vulnerable Populations. Oak Ridge: Community & Regional Resilience Initiative, Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
2008. Laska, Shirley, Betty Hearn Morrow, Beth Willinger and Nancy Mock. “Gender and Disasters: Theoretical Considerations” in Katrina and the Women of New Orleans. University of New Orleans: Newcomb College Center for Research on Women. Available at: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/nwsa_journal/toc/nwsa.20.3.html
2008. Morrow, B. H. “Language and Literacy” Chapter in Phillips, B. D. (Ed.) Social Vulnerability in Disasters. Taylor and Francis Group.
2008. Phillips, B. D. and B. H. Morrow (Eds.) Women and Disasters: From Theory to Practice. Philadelphia: Xlibris (International Research Committee on Disasters).
2007. Phillips, B. and B. H. Morrow. “Social Science Research Needs: Focus on Vulnerable Populations Forecasting, and Warnings.” Natural Hazards Review. 8 (3): 61-68.
2007. Gladwin, Hugh, Jeffrey K. Lazo, Betty Hearn Morrow, Walter Gillis Peacock, Hugh E. Willoughby. “Social Science Research Needs for the Hurricane Forecast and Warning System.” Natural Hazards Review. 8 (3): 87-95.
2007. Laska, Shirley and Betty Hearn Morrow. “Social Vulnerabilities and Hurricane Katrina: An Unnatural Disaster in New Orleans. Marine Technology Society Journal 40(3): 7-17.
2007. Dash, Nicole, Betty Hearn Morrow, Juanita Mainster and Lilia Cunningham. “”Lasting Effects of Hurricane Andrew on a Working Class Community.” Natural Hazards Review 8(1):13-21.
2005. Morrow, Betty Hearn. “Women: An Organizational Resource.” IAEM Bulletin. 22(9); 20-21.
2002. Human Links to Coastal Disasters. Report of Social Consequences of Coastal Hazards, a national study panel chaired by B. Morrow. Washington: H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment. 2002. Lead author of chapters: “Human Links to Disasters” and “Community and Institutional Impacts”
2001. Dash, Nicole and Betty Hearn Morrow. “Return Delays and Evacuation Order Compliance: The Case of Hurricane Georges and the Florida Keys.” Environmental Hazards. 2-3. Pp. 119-128.

2000. Morrow, Betty Hearn. “Targeting Households at Risk for Storms.” Pp. 26-41 in Pielke, Roger A., Sr. & Roger A. Pielke, Jr. (Eds.) Storms. London: Routledge.


1999. David, Sheila, Sarah Baish, and Betty Hearn Morrow. “Uncovering the Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards. Environment. 41(8): 10-19.
1999. Invited Guest Editor (with Brenda Phillips). 1999. Special Issue on Gender and Disaster. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 17(1).
1999. Contributing Author. The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards: Implications for Risk Assessment and Mitigation. Report of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment National Invited Panel on the True Costs of Coastal Hazards. Washington: Island Press.
1999. Contributor. Mileti, Dennis. Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States. Washington: Joseph Henry Press.

1999. Morrow, Betty Hearn and Brenda Phillips. “What’s Gender ‘Got to Do With it’?” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 17(1). Pp. 5-14.


1999. Morrow, Betty Hearn. “Identifying and Mapping Community Vulnerability” Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management. 23(1): 1-18.
1998. Enarson, Elaine and Betty Hearn Morrow (Eds.). The Gendered Terrain of Disasters. Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger.
Chapter contributions (with Enarson) include:

“Gender? Why Women? An Introduction to Women and Disaster.” Pp. 1-8.

Women Will Rebuild Miami: A Case Study of Feminist Response to Disaster.” Pp. 185- 200.

“Conclusion: Toward Gendered Disaster Policy, Practice, and Research.” Pp. 225-231.


1998. Morrow, Betty Hearn. “Community Vulnerability Mapping for Emergency Managers.” Proceedings from the International Emergency Management Society Conference. George Washington University.
1997. Walter Gillis Peacock, Betty Hearn Morrow and Hugh Gladwin. Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender, and the Sociology of Disaster. London: Routledge. (Paperback edition now available from Texas A & M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center.)
Chapter contributions include:

Betty Hearn Morrow. “Disaster in the First Person.” Pp. 1-19.

Guillermo Grenier and Betty Hearn Morrow. “Before the Storm: The Social Ecology of Miami.” Pp. 36-51.
Elaine Enarson and Betty Hearn Morrow. “A Gendered Perspective: The Voices of Women.” Pp. 116-140.
Betty Hearn Morrow. “Stretching the Bonds: The Families of Andrew.” Pp. 141-170.
Nicole Dash, Walter Gillis Peacock and Betty Hearn Morrow. “And the Poor Get Poorer:

A Neglected Black Community.” Pp. 206-225.


Walter Gillis Peacock and Betty Hearn Morrow. “Disasters and Social Change: The Reshaping of Miami.” Pp. 226-242.
1996. Elaine Enarson and Betty Hearn Morrow. "Hurricane Andrew Through Women's Eyes: Issues and Recommendations." International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 14(1):5-22.
1996. Morrow, Betty Hearn and Elaine Enarson. “Women and Families in Disaster: Emergency Management Issues and Recommendations.” Pp. 554-563 in Sammy G. Amin and Sam Fullerton (Eds.) International Business Practices: Contemporary Readings. Cumberland, MD: Academy of Business Administration.
Technical Reports
2009. Morrow, B. H. Improving Coastal Risk Communication: Guidance from the Literature. Report prepared for NOAA’s Coastal Service Center, Charleston, SC. Available at:

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/Risk_Behavior_&_Communication_Report.pdf.
2009. Final Report. Providing Access to Resilience-Enhancing Technologies for Disadvantaged Communities and Vulnerable Populations (with John Kiefer, Jay A. Mancini, Hugh Gladwin and Terina A. Stewart). Institute for Advanced Biometrics and Social Systems Studies. Community & Regional Resilience Initiative, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Available at: http://www.resilientus.org/reports-other.html.
2008. Final Report. Communicating Weather Forecast Uncertainty: An Exploratory Study with Broadcast Meteorologists. (With Julie L. Demuth and Jeff K. Lazo). AMS Ad Hoc Committee on Uncertainty in Forecasts. Available at: (http://www.sip.ucar.edu/publications.jsp).
2008. Final Report. Use of Climate, Water and Weather Information Before and After a Tropical Cyclone: A Testbed for Societal Resilience. Submitted to University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. June 2008.
2007. Final Report. Exploratory Review: Information Dissemination Flow of Tropical Cyclone Information. (Conducted field research for the project) Office of the Federal Coordinator of Meteorological Services and Supporting Research. Available at: http://www.ofcm.gov/Exploratory%20Review/TC%20Info%20Dissemination%20Report_final.pdf
2007. Final Report. Storm Surge and Social Science. NOAA’s Coastal Services Center. April 2007. Available at: 2008. Morrow, B. H. “Storm Surge and Social Science. Research report to NOAA’s Coastal Service Center. http://www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/human_dimensions/focus_needs.html.
2006. Final Report. Coastal Louisiana Post-Katrina Evacuation Planning Survey. (with Hugh Gladwin). Submitted through Dewberry & Davis, and URS to FEMA. May 2006.
2005. Final Report. Critical Business/Government Impact Assessment: An Assessment of the Effects of Hurricane Ivan on Large Employers in Escambia County, Florida.

http://chps.sam.usace.army.mil/USHESdata/Assessments/2004Storms/2004_hurricane_season_page.htm
2005. Final Report. Hurricane Ivan Behavioral Analysis. (with Hugh Gladwin) Submitted through Dewberry to U.S. Corps and FEMA. August 2005. Available at: http://chps.sam.usace.army.mil/USHESdata/Assessments/2004Storms/2004_hurricane_season_page.htm
2005. Final Report. Exploratory Study of Consumer Issues Related to Severe Weather Messages. Final report to Federal Coordinator of Meteorology.
2004. Final Report. Hurricane Charley: Field Research in the Immediate Aftermath. Final report submitted to the International Hurricane Research Center.
2003. Enarson, E., Morrow, B., Meyreles, L. and Soares, J. Working with Women at Risk: Practical Guidelines for Assessing Disaster Vulnerabilities and Capacities at the Community Level. (Handbook for training local community based organizations to conduct vulnerability assessments of their own communities.)
2002. Final Report. Assessing Disaster Vulnerability at the Community Level: A Pilot Research Project with Low-Income Women’s Groups in the Dominican Republic and Saint Lucia. Final report to the Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance.
12000. Comparing Community Response to Hurricanes Georges and Andrew in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Final Report to the National Science Foundation. (With Nicole Dash).
1998. South Florida Mitigation Baseline Survey Report. Volumes I and II. International Hurricane Center and Institute for Public Opinion Research. (with Walter Gillis Peacock and Hugh Gladwin).
An Academic Review of Breaking the Cycle: The Residential Construction and Mitigation Program and Other Long Term Redevelopment Programs of the Florida Department of Community Affairs. International Hurricane Center. (with Walter Gillis Peacock, Ricardo Alvarez, and Hugh Gladwin).
1996. Early Response to Hurricane Marilyn in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Quick Response Research Report #82. Natural Hazards Research and Applications Center, University of Colorado. (with A. Kathleen Ragsdale).
1994. Assessing a Community Recovery Function for the ARC Disaster Response Plan. Intra-agency Research Report. American Red Cross. (with Walter Gillis Peacock and Elaine Enarson).
Curriculum Materials
2002. Ten sessions for “A Vulnerability Approach to Emergency Management.” Federal Emergency Management Agency Higher Education Program.


CURRENT SERVICE
National Weather Service. Service Assessment Team for the Mid-Tennessee Floods. May 2010.
Advisory Committee, Societal Impacts Program. University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. 2008
Ad Hoc Committee on Communication of Uncertainty in Forecasts, American Meteorological Society. 2007 - 2008.
Committee on the Role of Public Transportation in Emergency Evacuation, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science. 2006 – 2008.
Committee on Hurricane Disasters, American Meteorological Society’s Annual Partnership Topic. 2006 – 2008.
Editorial Board, Natural Hazards Review
Editorial Board, Environmental Hazards
DISASTER-RELATED EDUCATION AND OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
“Watch Out! Improving Risk Communication.” Social Applications for Enhanced Readiness (SAFER) Program. National Weather Service Western Region. Salt Lake City, UT. May 19, 2010.
“What Do We Know About Communicating Risk?” National Evacuation Conference. New Orleans, LA. February 5, 2010.
“Improving Risk Communication: Gleanings from Research and Practice.” Workshop on Risk Communication. NOAA’s Coastal Services Center. 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. June 24, 2009.
“Assisting Special Populations During Disasters.” National Hurricane Conference. Austin, TX. April 10, 2009.
“Resilience: A Right or a Responsibility?” Resilience in the 21st Century Conference. Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center. Texas A & M University. College Station, TX. January 31, 2009.
“Stages to Appropriate Weather-Related Response.” National Surface Transportation Weather Symposium. Washington, DC. July 25, 2007.
“Communicating Storm Surge Forecasts.” Coastal Services Center. Charleston, SC. June 26, 2007.
“Exploratory Review: Information Dissemination Flow of Tropical Cyclone Information.” Interdepartmental Committee for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research. Silver Spring, MD. May 31, 2007
“Factors Affecting Evacuation Decisions.” Governor’s Hurricane Conference. Workshops on Emergency Management. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. May 17 and 18, 2007
“Why Did So Many Stay?” Restoration 2007. New Orleans, LA. May 3, 2007
“Why Didn’t They Leave?” Invited Talk. University of New Orleans, Center for Hazard Assessment, Response and Technology. February 8, 2007.
“Communicating Storm Surge Information: Preliminary Report of a NOAA Coastal Services Center Project.” Second Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research. American Meteorological Society Annual Meetings. San Antonio, TX. January 17, 2007.
“Effects of 2005 Hurricanes on Disaster Response” International Sociological Association, Research Committee on Disasters. Durban, South Africa. July 24, 2006.
“Connecting Hurricane Forecasts and Response: A Social Science Challenge. Coastal Services Center. May 22, 2006.
“Forecasting Human Response: What’s Involved in the Decision to Evacuate?” Governor’s Hurricane Conference. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. May 11, 2006.
Moderator, “Warning Messages: Improving Response” Training Session. National Hurricane Conference. Orlando, FL. April 11, 2006.
Presenter (with Hugh Gladwin), “Evacuation: Public Response.” National Hurricane Conference. Orlando, FL. April 11, 2006.
“Lessons from Past Disasters” “Gender and Disaster Resilience.” Forum on Domestic Disaster Ministry. Church World Services. Princeton Theological Seminary. March 26-27, 2006.
“Gender and Disaster Resilience.” Oklahoma State University, Center for Study of Disasters and Extreme Events, Fire and Emergency Management Program. Stillwater, OK. February 27, 2006.
“Social Science Research Needs: A Focus on Vulnerable Populations, Forecasting and Warnings.” American Meteorological Association. Atlanta, GA. February 1, 2006.
Invited Plenary. “Addressing Social and Economic Impediments to Hurricane Response and Recovery.” Plan, Rescue, Recover and Response: Challenges in Coordinating Responses to Hurricanes in Florida. The Reubin O’D. Askew Institute on Politics and Society, University of Florida. Tampa, FL January 19, 2006.
Writing Team Member. “Research Needs on the Hurricane Forecast and Warning System.” National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO. August 17-20, 2005.
“Exploratory Study of Consumer Issues Related to Severe Warning Messages.” Workshop on Hazards Research and Applications. Boulder, CO. July 10, 2005.
“Communicating Serious Warning Messages.” Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference. Jacksonville, FL. March 9, 2005.
“Recovery: What’s Different, What’s the Same?” National Academies of Science Disaster Roundtable. Washington, DC. March 8, 2005.
”Socioeconomic Aspects of National’s Hurricane Program.” Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference. Charleston, SC. March 4, 2004.
“Understanding Social and Health Costs of Windstorms.” National Hurricane Conference. 2004.
”Understanding the Needs of Urban Communities and Businesses” Challenges in Urban Meteorology Conference. Rockville, MD. September 21, 2004.
“The Science and Art of Vulnerability Assessment.” Workshop of Hazards Research and Applications. Boulder, CO. July 16, 2003.
“Vulnerability and Risk.” National Hurricane Conference. Training Workshop. New Orleans, LA. April 14, 2003
“Social Sciences Contribution to Hurricane Science.” Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference. Miami, FL. March 13, 2003.
“Vulnerability Management: What’s Involved?” Natural Hazards Workshop. Boulder, CO. July 2002
“Assessing Vulnerability: Looking Beyond Structures.” Hurricane Andrew + 10 Conference. Miami, FL. May 30, 2002.
“Community Rebuilding since Hurricane Andrew.” National Hurricane Conference. April 3, 2002.
“The Social Construction of Disaster Resilient Communities.” New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. San Diego, CA. January 25, 2001.
“Changing Nature of Shelter Populations.” National Hurricane Conference. Washington, DC. April 12, 2001.
“Human Dimensions of Coastal Hazards.” Sustainable Coasts: Counting All the Costs Panel. American Association for the Advancement of Science. Washington, DC. February 16, 2001.
“Women and Children in Disasters.” Federal Emergency Management Agency Community and Family Preparedness Conference. Emmitsburg, MD. August 24, 2000.
“Vulnerability to Extreme Events.” Extreme Events Workshop. NCAR. Boulder, CO. June 8, 2000.
“Social Science Contributions to Coastal Solutions.” American Geophysical Union Conference. Washington, DC. May 30, 2000.
“Examples of Social Vulnerability.” IHC Panel. Governor’s Hurricane Conference. Tampa, FL. May 25, 2000
“Contributions of Social Science to Emergency Management.” The International Emergency Management Society. Orlando, FL. May 17, 2000.
“Societal Response and Behavioral Aspects.” Panel on Improving Public Response to Hurricane Warnings. National Hurricane Conference. New Orleans, LA. April 18, 2000.
“Reaching Vulnerable Populations.” 54th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference. Department of Commerce. Houston, TX: February 16, 2000.
“Social Factors Affecting Coastal Storm Vulnerability.” Local Chapter of the American Meteorological Association. National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL. November 23, 1999.
“Understanding Social Losses.” American Association of Wind Engineers. Washington, DC. November 19, 1999.
Study Panel on the True Costs of Coastal Hazards, Heinz Center. Sponsored by NOAA Coastal Services Center, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 1997-99.
“Social and Health Impacts of Coastal Hazards.” Coastal Zone 99 Conference. San Diego, CA. July 27, 1999.
“Comparing Community Responses to Hurricanes Georges and Andrew in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.” Natural Hazards Workshop. Boulder, CO. July 14, 1999. (With Nicole Dash)
“Monroe County Evacuation for Hurricane Georges.” Governor’s Hurricane Conference. Tampa: June 10-11, 1999. (With Nicole Dash).
“Considering Population Differences. National Hurricane Conference. Orlando: April 1, 1999.
“Coastal Demographics: Who’s at Risk?” Coastal Hazards: America’s Risk and America’s Choices. Legislative Briefing at the Capitol. Washington, DC. February 10, 1999.
“The Social Construction of Vulnerability.” Reducing America’s Vulnerability to Coastal Hazards Symposium. October 15, 1998. Washington, DC. Coastal Services Center.
“Hidden Social Costs” Risk, Vulnerability, and the True Costs of Coastal Hazards panel at the 23rd Annual Workshop on Hazards Research and Applications. Boulder, CO, July 13, 1998.
“Community Vulnerability Mapping for Emergency Managers.” Proceedings of The International Emergency Management Conference 1998, pp. 9-24. Washington, DC. May 19, 1998.
“Women as Active Agents of Change. ”Workshop on Effective Initial Stage Response in Disaster and Refugee Assistance: Gender Programming Lessons from the Field. InterAction (American Council for Voluntary International Action). Washington, DC, April 18, 1998.
“Social Factors Affecting Coastal Storm Losses.” True Costs of Coastal Hazards panel, H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. Washington, DC. November 18, 1997.
“Neighborhood Strategies for Integrating Neglected Populations Into Disaster Response.” 22nd Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. Denver, Colorado, July 15, 1997.
“Vulnerability Mapping: Identifying At-Risk Households.” Governor’s Hurricane Conference, Tampa, FL, June 4, 1997.
"Short Term Recovery: Anticipating the Needs." South Florida Hurricane Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 22, 1997.
“Gender and Family Issues in Disaster Impact.” Western Social Sciences Association Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM, April 23, 1997.
“Women in Disaster.” Pan Pacific Hazards 96 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, July 29, 1996.
“Gender and Disaster Response: Why is It Important?” at the 21st Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. Denver, Colorado, July 8, 1996.
“Urban Families as Support after Disaster: The Case of Hurricane Andrew.” Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Washington, DC. August 1995.
“Women’s Contributions to Effective Mitigation and Response.” 20th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. July 19.

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“Women and Families in Disaster: Emergency Management Issues and Recommendations.” Academy of Business Administration International Conference, London, England, July 20-27, 1995.


"The Public Response: Myths vs. Reality." June 1995. Governor’s Hurricane Conference. Tampa, Florida. June. (With Walter Peacock and Hugh Gladwin).
"Disasters and Social Change: A Consideration of the Possibilities, Limitations, and Constraints." American Sociological Association, Miami, Florida. August 1993. (With Walter Peacock).
"Families of Andrew. " Society for Applied Anthropol­o­gy, San Antonio, Texas. March 1993.
“Neglected Topics of Social Research: The Case of Hurricane Andrew in Dade County.” 18th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. University of Colorado. Boulder, Colorado. July 14, 1993. With Walter Peacock and Hugh Gladwin).
"The Aftermath of Hugo: Social Effects on St. Croix." Caribbean Studies Association, St. George's, Grenada. May 1992.
Invited Commentator
NPR. WLRN Topical Currents. November 1, 2005

ABC News. October 21, 2005

NPR. Infinite Mind. September 19, 2005

CNN International. September 5, 2005

NPR. Weekend Edition. September 3, 2005

ABC. Hurricane Katrina Special. September 2, 2005


PAST DISASTER-RELATED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Member, Hurricane Charley Assessment Team, N.O.A.A./National Weather Service, August 2004.

Associate Editor, Natural Hazards Review, 2003 –

Member, U.S. Weather Research Program Impacts User Advisory Group. N.O.A.A., Washington, DC. September 25, 2000.

Editorial Board, Environmental Hazards, 1998 – Present

Invited Moderator. “Risk Management and Public Perception” Session. Forum on Risk Management and Assessments of Natural Hazards. Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services. Washington, DC. February 5, 2001.

Organizer. “Feminist Theories and Approaches to Disasters” Panel. ISA International Research Committee on Disasters. Washington, DC. August 13, 2000.

Organizer and Convener. Reaching Woman and Children in Disasters. International Conference. Miami Beach, FL. June 4-6, 2000.

Organizer, Panel on “Gender and Disaster.” World Congress of Sociology, Montreal. July 1998.

Member, Hurricane Marilyn National Assessment Team, N.O.A.A. National Weather Service. Puerto Rico, Sept. 1996.

Organizer, “Vulnerable Populations” session at the Hemispheric Congress on Disaster Reduction and Sustainable Development, September 30, 1996, Florida International University.

Organizer and Moderator. “Gender and Disaster Response: Why is it Important?” Session at the 21st Annual Hazards Research and Application Workshop, Denver, Colorado. July 1996.

Organizer and Moderator. "Cultural Diversity and Disaster Response." Plenary Panel at the 19th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. Boulder, Colorado. July 1994.


Co-Chair, Lessons Learned from Hurricane Andrew Conference, Florida International University March 1993.
Reviewer
National Science Foundation.

NOAA Coastal Services Center

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Indo-US Science & Technology Forum



Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Policy, Studies and Management

Environmental Hazards

International Review of Modern Sociology

Gender & Society

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Journal of Sociology



Natural Hazards Review

Sex Roles

Social Forces

Social Science Quarterly

Sociological Focus

Sociological Forum 10/10



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