IRCD Researchers Meeting

The IRCD Researchers Meeting, a partnership between the International Sociological Association's International Research Committee on Disasters and the Natural Hazards Center, follows the main Hazards Workshop. For more information on the IRCD, please visit the RC-39 Web site.

Register for the IRCD Researchers Meeting using the Natural Hazards Workshop online registration. A welcoming reception, continental breakfast, and lunch are included in the registration cost.

The IRCD Researchers Meeting is a continuing partnership between the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Disasters & the Natural Hazards Center.  We hope you all enjoy the meeting!

Michelle Meyer & John Cooper, 2015 Co-Organizers


Wednesday, July 22

Interlocken D
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Attendees of the Natural Hazards Workshop are pre-registered

Interlocken A/B
4:45 to 6:00 p.m.
Joint Session with NHMA Practioners Symposium: Disaster Risk Reduction Briefing
Edward A. Thomas, NHMA

Lobby Court and Terrace
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Reception and Cash Bar

Thursday, July 23

Centennial Foyer
7:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

Centennial Foyer
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Attendees of the Natural Hazards Workshop are pre-registered

Centennial F
8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Plenary Session: RC 39 Presidential Address
Lori Peek, Colorado State University

8:30 to 8:45 Break

Concurrent Sessions: 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Centennial F
Disaster Perceptions and Preparedness

Measuring Preparation of Small Businesses for Hurricane Disasters
Holly Schrank, Purdue University
Anna Josephson, Purdue University
Maria Marshall, Purdue University

Weather and Climate Hazards: Wisconsin Dairy Farmers’ Perceptions and Responses
John Cross, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Introducing an Agent-Based Model of Hurricane Evacuation Decisions in the Modern Information Environment
Joshua Watts, Arizona State University
C. Michael Barton, Arizona State University
Julie Demuth, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Rebecca Morss, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Household Disaster Preparedness in New York City Before Superstorm Sandy: Lessons and Possible Future Interventions
V. Nuno Martins, University of Delaware
Joanne Nigg, University of Delaware
James Kendra, University of Delaware
Sarah Sisco, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Ingrid Gonzalez, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Monika Eros-Sarnyai, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Interlocken C
Disaster Recovery and Sustainability

High-Tech Industrial Development and the Emerging of Community Resiliency: A Case Study of Xiao-Li Riverbank Communities, Xiu-Chu, Taiwan
Chi-tung Hung, Taiwan Ming Chuan University
Wen-Yen Lin, Taiwan Ming Chuan University
Chia-han Li, Taiwan Ming Chuan University

Disaster as a Positive Threshold for Sustainable Development in Serut Village, Bantul District, Jogjakarta
Nur Hamidah, Texas A&M University

Recovery Planning after Hurricane Ike: Galveston, TX
Sara Hamideh, Texas A&M University
Walter Gillis Peacock, Texas A&M University
Shannon Van Zandt, Texas A&M University

Interlocken D
Risk Assessment, Planning, and Communication

Using Bayesian Approach to Predict the Number of Occurrences of Natural Disasters in the United States in Year 2015
Y. Victor Wang, Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Hurricane Evacuation Zone Development and Vulnerability Analysis: the Case of Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley
Walter Gillis Peacock, Texas A&M University
Miriam Olivares, Texas A&M University
Han Park, Texas A&M University
Douglas Wunneburger, Texas A&M University
Shannon Van Zandt, Texas A&M University

Emergency Management and the Communication of Risk during the 2013 Colorado Floods
Andrew Prelog, University of Northern Colorado
Tristan Wu, Oklahoma State University
Clayton Wukich, Sam Houston State University

Once More Exposed: Risk Communication Processes and Hurricanes and Storms in Guerrero, Mexico
Juan Enrique Huerta-Wong, UPAEP
Rosa María Lechuga-Morales, UPAEP
Ildebranda Lopez-Landeros, Independent Scholar

10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Break

Concurrent Sessions: 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Centennial F
Climate Change Adaption

Warming Earth, Divided America: An Examination of Public Support for Climate Change Policy in the United States
Ashley Ross, Sam Houston State University

Analyzing Climate Change Adaptation Policy in U.S. Cities: Does Response Match the Risk?
Asmae Issam, University Hassan II

An Integrated Model of Land Use Planning for Adapting to Climate Change and Hazard Mitigation
Himanshu Grover, University of Washington

Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons from Natural Hazards Planning
Gavin Smith, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bruce Glavovic, Massey University

Interlocken C
Risk Messaging and Media

Ready or Not: Discourses of Disaster in the Video Campaign
Elizabeth Safran, Lewis & Clark College
Julian Cross, Lewis & Clark College

Social Media for Crowded Religious Venues: Investigating Current Uses and Future Options for Hajj, Saudi Arabia
Hassan Taibah, University of North Texas
Sudha Arlikatti, University of North Texas

Early Perceptions of Earthquake Early Warnings on the U.S. West Coast
Ann Bostrom, University of Washington
Alicia Ahn, University of Washington
John Vidale, University of Washington

To Error on the Side of Caution: Ethics and the National Weather Service Warning Process
Jen Henderson, Virginia Tech University

Interlocken D
Society, Business, and Disaster

A Jolt to the System: Measuring Disaster-Induced Social Disruption through Crime Data
Caroline Hackerott, Oklahoma State University
David Neal, Oklahoma State University

Survival and Demise of Small Businesses after a Natural Disaster: A Research Approach
Holly Schrank, Purdue University
Maria Marshall, Purdue University

Predicting Small Business Demise after Natural Disasters: Analysis of Pre-Existing Conditions
Maria Marshall, Purdue University
Sandra Sydnor, Purdue University
Linda Niehm, Iowa State Univerisity
Holly Schrank, Purdue University

The Case for Well-Being Centric Community Disaster Resilience Research
Scott Miles, University of Washington

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch in the Outdoor Pavilion

Concurrent Sessions: 1:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Centennial F
Disaster Recovery, Relocation, and Rebuilding

Adopting a Community-Driven Rebuilding Program for Better Relocation Post-Disaster: A Yogyakarta Case Study after the Volcanic Eruption of Mt. Merapi
Kanako Iuchi, Tohoku University
Liz Maly, Tohoku University

Anticipating and Overcoming Regulatory Barriers During Rebuilding and Resettlement
John Marshall, Georgia State University College of Law

The Role of CBOs in Recovery in Post-Sandy New York City
Sarah Gregory, University of Delaware
James Kendra, University of Delaware
Sarah Sisco, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The Influences of Household Characteristics and External Assistances on Housing Recovery after Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan
Jing-Chein Lu, Central Police University

Capturing the Quintessence of Long-Term Recovery: Using Spatial Satellite Photography to Assess Damage and Recovery after Technological Disasters
Marccus Hendricks, Texas A&M University
Michelle Meyer, Louisiana State University

Interlocken C
Health in Disasters

The Dose-Response Relationship: Hurricane Sandy Exposure and Health Outcomes
David Abramson, New York University
Alexis Merdjanoff, New York University
Rachael Piltch-Loeb, New York University
Donna Van Alst, New York University
Jaishree Beedasy, New York University
Patricia Findley, New York University
Lori Peek, Colorado State University

Community’s Recovery from the Eyes of Elementary School Children: From Three Years of Records Since the 2011 GEJET
Aiko Sakurai, Tohoku University

Perceptions of Protective Actions and Response to a Water Contamination Emergency
Shih-Kai Huang, University of Washington
Michael Lindell, University of Washington
Jeryl Mumpower, Texas A&M University
Tristan Wu, Oklahoma State University
Charles Samuelson, Texas A&M University
Hung-Lung Wei, Texas A&M University

Utilizing a Comparative Analysis of Lessons Learned to Inform Epidemic Preparedness: A Case Study of the 2001 Foot-And-Mouth Disease Epidemic in The United Kingdom
Cheney Shreve, Northumbria University
Maureen Fordham, Northumbria University

Mapping Communication Networks in Ebola Response: An Examination of Emergency Managers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Region
Sudha Arlikatti, University of North Texas
Simon Andrew, University of North Texas

Interlocken D
Risk Perceptions and Protective Action

Households’ Responses to the Threat of Mt. Rainier Volcano in Pierce County, Washington
Hung-Lung Wei, Texas A&M University
Michael Lindell, University of Washington
Carla Prater, University of Washington
Shih-Kai Huang, University of Washington

Moving Beyond “Have You Experienced A Tornado:” Validly Measuring People’s Past Tornado Experiences
Julie Demuth, Colorado State University/National Center for Atmospheric Research

Judgments about Earthquake and Aftershock Probabilities Across Time Windows in Two Cities
John McClure, Victoria University of Wellington
Emma Doyle, Massey University/GNS Science
Justin Velluppillai, Victoria University of Wellington

Are We Protected? Model for Predicting the Level of Perceived Secureness in the Face of Large-Scale Emergencies
Alex Altshuler, Harvard Kennedy School

Perceived Neighborhood Boundaries as a Proxy to Model Households’ Social Networks in the Context of Post Disaster Housing Recovery
Ali Nejat, Texas Tech University

3:15 to 4:00 p.m.

Centennial F
Closing Remarks

Michelle Meyer and John Cooper