News Articles

Disaster disparities in the West
High Country News, March 4, 2024

The tragedy of Israel's 135,000 displaced citizens
Haaretz, February 27, 2024

More staff, training needed in Colorado to create more inclusive emergency alert system, report says
The Colorado Sun, December 12, 2023

How a new training eases teachers’ anxiety about emergency drills
EducationWeek, August 25, 2023

How a small Caribbean nation is resisting climate change and rising sea levels
NPR, June 24, 2023

Undermining of institutions and lack of local policies hinder fire management in Amazonia
Agência FAPESP, April 5, 2023

Community disaster relief combats federal failures
Axios, March 31, 2023

Community is key to prepare for disasters: Carson MacPherson-Krutsky
Perci, January 20, 2023

Hurricane Ian’s deadly impact on Florida seniors exposes need for new preparation strategies
Kaiser Health News, November 2, 2022

Puerto Rico’s electricity problems go beyond Maria and Fiona
The Washington Post, September 28, 2022

Promoting public impact: The Marshall Fire grants
CU Boulder Outreach, August 8, 2022

How natural disasters impact vulnerable populations
Coloradan Alumni Magazine, July 11, 2022

A new system for disaster research
American Scientist, June 2022

How disasters are redefining the high school experience
Teen Vogue, May 31, 2022

One million have died from COVID in the U.S. Experts wonder how this seems normal
ABC News, May 12, 2022

Study to determine why some homes burn, others still standing in Marshall Fire
CBS Denver, May 12, 2022

How did this many deaths become normal?
The Atlantic, March 8, 2022

“It could happen tomorrow:” Experts know disaster upon disaster looms for West Coast
USA Today, March 2, 2022

Engineers deploy drones to survey Marshall Fire, gather lessons for future disasters
CU Boulder Today, February 15, 2022

Lessons from Lyons: Will Marshall Fire victims rebuild or move on?
Denver Post, January 18, 2022

If you really listen, survivors and emergency responders will tell you what they need
CU Boulder Today, January 13, 2022

Biden consoles residents in fire-ravaged Colorado
New York Times, January 7, 2022

Remains found, yet most people escaped Colorado fire
AP News, January 6, 2022

Partial remains found after Colorado wildfire as authorities search for 2 missing people
USA Today, January 5, 2022

Colorado residents ponder the road ahead after wildfires
The New Tork Times, Janurary 2, 2022

Fleeing disaster is hard. Climate change is making it harder
Wired, September 1, 2021

What happens when Americans can finally exhale
The Atlantic, May 20, 2021

Meet Gen C, the Covid generation
CNN, March 11, 2021

What kids can do: Paying attention to children’s capacities in the pandemic
Social Science Research Council, February 25, 2021

A disaster expert died two days before he was set to be vaccinated. Here’s how to honor him
The Washington Post, February 17, 2021

Why Americans are numb to the staggering coronavirus death toll
The Washington Post, December 21, 2020

Prof seeks avalanche of ideas to help prevent disaster
CU Boulder Today, December 14, 2020

How promising is the vaccine news if people won't take it? | Opinion
Newsweek, December 8, 2020

In public health, personal responsibility message touted by Boulder County, others has mixed success
Daily Camera, December 5, 2020

Clinicians, cooks, and cashiers: Examining health equity and the COVID-19 risks to essential workers
Toxicology and Industrial Health, November 26, 2020

Empathy could stop this pandemic
Elemental, November 16, 2020

Improving mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in humanitarian settings: Reflections on research funded through R2HC
BioMed Central, October 30, 2020

Boulder, Colorado wakes up to the threat of worsening wildfires
National Geographic, October 26, 2020

Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States: Online survey
National Library of Medicine, October 23, 2020

Multiple disasters strain response systems, slow recovery, and deepen inequity
DirectRelief, October 7, 2020

A failure of empathy led to 200,000 deaths. It has deep roots
The Atlantic, September 22, 2020

Systematic human rights violations, traumatic events, daily stressors and mental health of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
BioMed Central, August 20, 2020

Who helps out in a crisis?
The New York Times, July 14, 2020

The coronavirus disproportionately affects Latinos and Blacks in Denver, but experts aren’t sure why
Denverite, May 1, 2020

Forget 'social distancing.' The WHO prefers we call it 'physical distancing' because social connections are more important than ever
CNN, April 17, 2020

Even as COVID-19 poses huge challenges to responders, the risks for natural disasters are rising
Discover, April 8, 2020

COVID-19: A ‘transformative’ moment for social science
CU Boulder Today, April 2, 2020

Officials weigh whether to open community tornado shelters amid the coronavirus crisis
The Washington Post, March 26, 2020

Is ‘social distancing’ the wrong term? Expert prefers ‘physical distancing,’ and the WHO Agrees
The Washington Post, March 26, 2020

CU Boulder Natural Hazards Center focused on coronavirus challenge
Boulder Daily Camera, March 19, 2020

One gathering not canceled in Honolulu: A conference on risk management
Hawaii News Now, March 11, 2020

How Portland’s earthquake preppers are planning for the worst
Citylab, December 18, 2019

CU Boulder expert: Disasters going to become more frequent, more intense
Boulder Daily Camera, December 4, 2019

The climate is changing, but our disaster-response system isn’t keeping up, experts say
The Washington Post, October 5, 2019

Women and men found to respond differently in disasters
Reuters, September 23, 2019

CU Boulder researcher helps show disparity in disaster response by gender
Boulder Daily Camera, September 22, 2019

When natural disaster strikes, men and women respond differently
CU Boulder Today, September 19, 2019

Grant writing boot camp pays off for social sciences
Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine, June 11, 2019

CU Boulder Hazards Center lands $3M grant to support natural disaster research
Boulder Daily Camera, January 3, 2019

$3M center to support rapid-response research of natural disasters
CU Boulder Today, December 27, 2018

America’s deathtrap schools
New York Times, April 7, 2018

Lori Peek of the Natural Hazards Center discusses effects of disasters on people
Emergency Management, June 30, 2017

Larger disasters ‘inevitable,’ says new Natural Hazards Center Director
CU Boulder Today, March 15, 2017

Radio, Podcasts, and Broadcast News

Volcano Land
Home Diagnosis TV Series, January 17, 2024

One million COVID deaths - A grim milestone for the U.S.
The Recount, May 6, 2022

Natural Hazards Center and CONVERGE, University of Colorado Boulder Disaster Zone Podcast, September 7, 2021

What is crisis leadership and can it lead us out of the chaos?
EM Weekly with Todd De Voe, December 3, 2020

Understanding the societal impacts of COVID-19
University of Colorado Leeds School of Business COVID-19 Webinar Series, April 24, 2020

Disasters deconstructed
Podbean, April 20, 2020

WHAAAT?! Festival; gender and natural disasters; new campus murals
Radio 1190, KVCU-AM, Boulder, September 30, 2019

CU Study: Men, women handle disasters very differently
CBS4 News, Denver, September 19, 2019

Interdisciplinary natural hazards research with Lori Peek of CONVERGE
DesignSafe Radio, January 15, 2019

Climate reports finds natural disasters are getting worse; where will they hit hardest?
NewsChannel 5, Nashville, November 30, 2018

Children and disasters
The Measure of Everyday Life, February 28, 2018

Other Media

PRiMO keynote speaker Dr. Lori Peek, director of the Natural Hazards Center
Pacific Risk Management 'Ohana

Improving the disaster recovery of low-income families
The Urban Institute, 2019

Hazards Center research associate receives Research Scholar Fulbright Award
CU Institute of Behavioral Sciences, June 9, 2017

Mental health and conditions in refugee camps matter when Rohingya living in Bangladesh consider returning to Myanma
Humanitarian Practice Network, May 10, 2021