Jeannette Sutton

State University of New York at Albany

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Jeannette Sutton, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist in the Trauma Health and Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs where she specializes in disaster sociology with a primary focus on online informal communications in disaster, public alerts and warnings, and community resiliency. Much of her research investigates the evolving role of Information and Communication Technology, including social media and mobile devices, for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Jeannette is the Principal Investigator on two NSF-funded projects, one on the use of Twitter for disaster communications ( and a second on the role of information access in relation to perceptions of collective efficacy. Sutton is also a co-investigator on the DHS-sponsored project Comprehensive Testing of Imminent Threat Public Messages for Mobile Devices. Jeannette holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed her postdoctoral training at the Natural Hazards Center.