NSF Awards

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (HDBE) program supports fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the interactions between humans and the built environment within and among communities exposed to natural, technological, and other types of hazards and disasters. This page includes a list of recent NSF awards from the HDBE program.

2020

Lu Zhang, Florida International University (PI)
Nazife Ganapati and Travis Whetsel (Co-PIs)
A Value-Driven Multi-Sector Stakeholder Decision-Making Framework to Support Disaster Resilient Communities (NSF Award #1933345)

2019

Anamaria Bukvic, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (PI)
Christopher Zobel, Jennifer Irish, and Julie Shortridge (Co-PIs)
Assessing the Impacts of Coastal Flood-Induced Relocation on Local Jurisdictions (NSF Award #1920478)

Aron Culotta, Illinois Institute of Technology (PI)
Collaborative Research: Predicting Real-time Population Behavior During Hurricanes Synthesizing Data from Transportation Systems and Social Media (NSF Award #1917112)

Samiul Hasan, University of Central Florida (PI)
Claire Knox and Naveen Eluru (Co-PIs)
Collaborative Research: Predicting Real-time Population Behavior During Hurricanes Synthesizing Data from Transportation Systems and Social Media (NSF Award #1917019)

Amy Javernick-Will, University of Colorado at Boulder (PI)
Abbie Liel and Matthew Koschmann (Co-PIs)
Building Capacity for Safer Post-disaster Shelter: Leveraging Local Understanding and Advanced Engineering Assessments (NSF Award #1901808)

Michelle Meyer, Texas A&M University Main Campus (PI)
Collaborative Research: Organizational Development, Operations, and New Media Among Civilian Flood-Rescue Groups (NSF Award #1851493)

Brant Mitchell, Louisiana State University & Agricultural and Mechanical College (PI)
Stuart Nolan (Co-PIs)
Collaborative Research: Organizational Development, Operations, and New Media Among Civilian Flood-Rescue Groups (NSF Award #1851500)

Roberto Velez-Velez, SUNY College at New Paltz (PI)
Collaborative Research: Examining Community-based Recovery Initiatives Post-Disaster (NSF Award #1917961)


2018

Zhen Cong, University of Texas at Arlington (PI)
A Multi-level Dynamically Coupled Model for Evaluating Older Adults' Vulnerability and Resiliency to Disasters (NSF Award #1839516)

Betty Lai, Boston College (PI)
Characterizing School Recovery After Disasters: Can We Optimize Academic Recovery? (NSF Award #1929860)

Andrew Rumbach, University of Colorado at Denver-Downtown Campus (PI)
Carrie Makarewicz and Mary Sullivan (Co-PIs)
Collaborative Research: Modeling the Vulnerability of Mobile Home Parks to Disaster: A Longitudinal Study of Affordable Housing Loss After Hurricane Harvey (NSF Award #1825341)

Bruno Takahashi, Michigan State University (PI)
Manuel Chavez (Co-PIs)
Infrastructure Collapse and its Effects on News Practices During Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico (NSF Award #1824976)

Shannon Van Zandt, Texas A&M University Main Campus (PI)
Collaborative Research: Modeling the Vulnerability of Mobile Home Parks to Disaster: A Longitudinal Study of Affordable Housing Loss After Hurricane Harvey (NSF Award #1826322)

Haizhong Wang, Oregon State University (PI)
Collaborative Research: Understanding Evacuation Behavior for Rapid Onset Disasters such as Flash Floods and Tsunamis in the Cascadia Subduction Zone (NSF Award #1826407)

Jun Zhuang, SUNY at Buffalo (PI)
Modeling Rumor Spreading and Debunking Strategies on Social Media During Disasters (NSF Award #1762807)


2017

Brittany Brand, Boise State University (PI)
Michael Lindell and Alexa Dietrich (Co-PIs)
Assessing the Influence of Cultural Variables, Perceptions, and Earthquake Hazard Information on Household Emergency Preparedness (NSF Award #1663642)

Lyndon Estes, Clark University (PI)
Tom Evans Kelly Caylor, Katherine Baylis, and Megan Konar (Co-PIs)
Hazards SEES: Understanding Cross-Scale Interactions of Trade and Food Policy to Improve Resilience to Drought Risk (NSF Award #1832393)

Makarand Hastak, Purdue University (PI)
Wallace Tyner and Roshanak Nateghi (Co-PIs)
Towards a Resilient Electric Power Grid: An Investment Prioritization Decision Framework Integrating Risks of Severe Weather-Induced Outages (NSF Award #1728209)

Matteo Pozzi, Carnegie-Mellon University (PI)
Peter Adams and Kelly Klima (Co-PIs)
From Future Learning To Current Action: Long-Term Sequential Infrastructure Planning Under Uncertainty (NSF Award #1663479)

Abdul-Akeem Sadiq, University of Central Florida (PI)
Enhancing Community Resilience to Floods: A Theoretical Framework of Community Participation in Federal Voluntary Programs (NSF Award #1838421)