Lauren Clay

University of Maryland

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Lauren Clay is a disaster scientist and public health researcher. She is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Health Services at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Her research focuses on public health impacts of disasters and individual, household, and community recovery. Clay has studied Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, and Florence, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the 2013 Moore, Oklahoma tornadoes, and the Camp Fire, among other disasters and public health emergencies. Her expertise is in disaster disruption to the local food environment and food insecurity.