Stony Brook University
Sara Hamideh is an associate professor of sustainability studies at Stony Brook University. She studies housing recovery inequalities after disasters to identify resource needs and effective recovery policy levers. She has conducted longitudinal and interdisciplinary modeling of the housing recovery in seasonal and year-round housing submarkets in tourist-based communities based on physical and social vulnerabilities. She also looks at the role of social vulnerability and stigma in access to recovery decision-making for marginalized groups such as public housing residents. Hamideh is a co-principal investigator in the Center of Excellence for Community Resilience at Colorado State University, funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where she leads engagement with communities in using disaster models.
Hamideh teaches courses in disaster resilience, sustainable communities, environmental planning, and planning analytical methods.