Nnenia Campbell

Natural Hazards Center

Nnenia Campbell is deputy director at the Bill Anderson Fund and a research associate with the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. Campbell’s work with the Bill Anderson Fund supports leadership, professional development, and research training among historically underrepresented minority doctoral students studying hazards and disasters. Her work with the Natural Hazards Center translates empirical research on the social aspects of disasters into tools and information products designed for practitioners and decision-makers, emphasizing inclusive engagement.

Campbell’s research interests center on the intersections between disaster vulnerability and resilience within marginalized communities and on the role that community-based organizations play in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Her current research collaborations include projects related to disaster planning and response capacity among food banks and other community-based organizations; linkages between disaster scenarios and hazard mitigation efforts; risk communication in the context of concurrent and successive disasters; and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth and older adults.