Natural Hazards Center
Meghan Mordy is a research associate at the Natural Hazards Center. She received her PhD in sociology from Colorado State University and has a master’s in public administration from the University of Washington. Her research experience is based in international development, education, poverty, and community violence. For her dissertation, she completed ethnographic fieldwork and qualitative interviews with children and youth struggling to stay in school in El Salvador.
Mordy joined the Natural Hazards Center in 2021 and supports a range of the center’s core clearinghouse activities and several ongoing projects, including research sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CONVERGE, and the United States Geological Survey. Her current research interests include children and other vulnerable populations in disaster, the ethical conduct of research, climate change education, and school-based disaster risk reduction in Central America.