Courtney Thompson

Texas A&M University

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Courtney Thompson’s research in human-environment interactions examines relationships between social systems and natural hazard impacts using GIS, survey analysis, and spatial statistics. She employs vulnerability and resilience assessment methodologies to empower local decision-makers to create and strategically implement mitigation and adaptation strategies. Past research projects include conducting emergency management and hazard response assessments, measuring hazard probability and potential hazards impact on public health, examining affordable housing, and conducting hazmat community flow surveys. Her current research is focused on quantifying how the vulnerability and resilience of coastal communities interact with the social structuration, multi-scalar factors, and risk perceptions through vulnerability quantification and survey analysis.