Public Health Reports

The Public Health Research Award program supports social science and interdisciplinary innovation in disaster research, prioritizes novel areas of study that require the collection of ephemeral data, and provides training and mentoring for conducting ethical and rigorous hazards and disaster research. Public Health Research reports capture perishable data on recent events. All analysis is preliminary.


Special Call 2: Strengthening Community Resilience in U.S. Territories

The following is a list of research reports that were produced by awardees of a Special Call for Strengthening Community Resilience in U.S. Territories.


PH26| Social Capital, Community Health Resilience, and Compounding Hazards in Corcovada, Puerto Rico (2022)
Anaís Roque, Sameer H. Shah, Fernando Tormos-Aponte, and Enid Quintana Torres


PH25| The Public Health Implications of Abandoned Spaces in Post-Maria Puerto Rico (2022)
Michelle Alvarado, David Carrasquillo, Luis Gallardo, and Alison Chopel


PH24| Planning for Post-Disaster Needs of Women With Breast Cancer in Puerto Rico (2022)
Kevin Fagundo-Ojeda, Ivis García, and Mabel Lassalle


PH23| The Public Health Implications of Social Vulnerability in the U.S. Virgin Islands (2022)
Greg Guannel, Hilary Lohmann, and Joe Dwyer


PH22| Multi-Hazard Planning for Access and Functional Needs in the U.S. Territories and Hawaii (2022)
Lilian Bui, Jiwnath Ghimire, Eric Yamashita, and Karl Kim


PH21| Impact of Infrastructure Disruptions on Puerto Rican Household Capabilities, Health, and Well-Being (2022)
Susan Spierre Clark, Sara Peterson, Ralph Rivera-Gutiérrez, Andrea C. Zambrana-Rosario, and Michael Shelly


PH20| Community-Based Organizations in Public Housing Resident Recovery in Puerto Rico (2022)
Sayma Khajehei, Elizabeth Colón Rivera, Divya Chandrasekhar, and Ivis García


PH19| Community First Aid Training: A Tool to Strengthen Community Resilience (2022)
Todd Miner, Simon Priest, Tayna C. Belyeu-Camacho, Joan M. Flores, and Geraldine A. Rodgers


PH18| Public Trust, Community Resilience, and Disaster Response in the U.S. Virgin Islands (2022)
Kenny A. Hendrickson, Kula A. Francis,and Anna M. Clarke


PH17| Exploring Post-Disaster Transportation Barriers to Healthcare of Socially Vulnerable Puerto Rican Communities (2022)
Diana Ramirez-Rios, William A. Wallace, Jordan Kinsler, Norianne Martinez Viota, and Paola Mendez


PH16| The Use of Disaster Information and Communication Technology Among At-Risk Populations in U.S. Virgin Islands (2022)
Nitin Roy and Nisha Clavier


Special Call 1: Research in U.S. Territories

The following is a list of research reports that were produced by awardees of a Special Call for Research in U.S. Territories.


PH14 | Co-Designing a Participatory Community Mapping Method for Informal Sheltering in Puerto Rico (2021)
Jonathan Sury, Yiyuan Jasmine Qin, Robert Soden, Gabriela Quijano, and Yesenia Delgado Castillo


PH13 | Cascading Disasters, Gender, and Vulnerability in Southwestern Puerto Rico (2021)
Waleska Sanabria León, Jane Henrici, M. Gabriela Torres, Alitza Cardona, Anna Fairbairn, and Elizabeth Eaton


PH12 | Calculating the Social Vulnerability Index for Guam (2021)
Yvette C. Paulino, Grazyna Badowski, Jade S. N. Chennaux, Monica Guerrero, Casierra Cruz, Romina King, and Sela Panapasa


PH11 | Sharing During Disasters: Learning From Islands Preliminary Findings and Initial Implications for Action (2021)
Karl Kim, Jiwnath Ghimire, and Eric Yamashita


PH10 | Exploring the Long-Term Impact of Cascading Disasters in the U.S. Virgin Islands on High School Student and Teacher Mental Health and Resilience (2021)
Leonard Huggins and Ted Serrant


PH9 | Nonprofit Response to Concurrent and Consecutive Disaster Events in Puerto Rico (2021)
Ivis Garcia, Divya Chandrasekhar, N. Emel Ganapati, Kevin Fagundo Ojeda, Jose E Velazquez-Diaz, Kaila Witkowski, and Pablo Jose Rivera Miranda


PH8 | Frontline Government Workers: Assessing Post-Disaster Burnout and Quality of Life (2021)
Kula Francis, Nisha Clavier, and Kenny Hendrickson


PH7 | Excess Mortality and Associated Risk Factors Related to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico (2021)
Kristen Cowan and Diego Zavala


PH6 | Compound Hazards, Evacuations, and Shelter Choices: Implications for Public Health Practices in the Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (2021)
Jennifer Collins, Amy Polen, Elizabeth Dunn, Leslie Maas Cortes, Erik Ackerson, Janis Valmond, Ernesto Morales, and Delián Colón-Burgos


PH5 | Relationships Between Distribution of Disaster Aid, Poverty, and Health in Puerto Rico (2021)
Alison Chopel, Antonio Fernós Sagebien, and Laura Gorbea Díaz


PH4 | Real-Time Migration Tracking to Puerto Rico after Natural Hazard Events (2021)
Alejandro Arrieta, Shu-Ching Chen, Juan Pablo Sarmiento, and Richard Olson


PH3 | When Nobody Came to Help Me: Protective Factors for College Students During Disasters in Puerto Rico (2021)
Maria L. Lara Hernandez, Félix A. López-Román, Elena Martínez-Torres, and Sol C. Molina-Parrilla


PH2 | The Effect of School Services Disruptions on Educational Outcomes After Consecutive Disasters in Puerto Rico (2021)
Eileen V. Segarra-Alméstica, Yolanda Cordero-Nieves, Héctor Cordero-Guzmán, José Caballero-Cueto, Indira Luciano-Montalvo, Sylvia Martínez-Mejias, and Hilda Rivera-Rivera


PH1 | Photovoice and Cultural Competence in Disaster Recovery in St. Croix (2021)
Monique Constance-Huggins and Alexis Sharpe