University of Utah
Divya Chandrasekhar is an associate professor in the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, with expertise in community recovery from disasters. She holds master’s and PhD degrees in urban and regional planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chandrasekhar’s research has examined post-disaster community participation and capacity building, networking, and coordination among recovery institutions. She has also studied disaster recovery policy in South and Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the United States. She is a member of the Utah Seismic Safety Commission, the Utah State Hazard Mitigation Team, and the Utah State Hazard Mitigation Plan Advisory Committee.