News Articles

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

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 National 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

Recently Published

‘I Suppose I’ll Be Patching You Up, as Usual’: Women’s Roles and Normative Femininity in a Team-Based Video Game
Jessica Austin
New Media and Society, November 11, 2020

Mortality From Forces of Nature Among Older Adults by Race/Ethnicity and Gender
Rachel M. Adams, Candace Evans, Mason Mathews, Amy Wolkin, and Lori Peek
Journal of Applied Gerontology, September 10, 2020

Community Resilience-Focused Technical Investigation of the 2016 Lumberton, North Carolina, Flood: An Interdisciplinary Approach
John van de Lindt, Walter Gillis Peacock, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Nathanael Rosenheim, Derya Deniz, Maria Dillard, Tori Tomiczek, Maria Koliou, Andrew Graettinger, Shane Crawford, Kenneth Harrison, Andre Barbosa, Jennifer Tobin, Jennifer Helgeson, Lori Peek, Mehrdad Memari, Elaina Sutley, Sara Hamideh, Donghwan Gu, Stephen Cauffman, and Juan Fung
Natural Hazards Review, August 1, 2020

A Framework for Convergence Research in the Hazards and Disaster Field: The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure CONVERGE Facility
Lori Peek, Jennifer Tobin, Rachel Adams, Haorui Wu, and Mason Mathews
Frontiers in Built Environment, July 7, 2020

What Methods Do Social Scientists Use to Study Disasters? An Analysis of the Social Science Extreme Events Research Network
Lori Peek, Heather Champeau, Jessica Austin, Mason Mathews, and Haorui Wu
American Behavioral Scientist, July 1, 2020

A Very Photogenic Cat: Personhood, Social Status, and Online Cat Photo Sharing
Jessica Austin and Leslie Irvine
Anthrozoos, May 12, 2020

Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure, Five Year Science Plan, Multi-Hazard Research to Make a More Resilient World, Second Edition
Billy Edge, Julio Ramirez, Lori Peek, Antonio Bobet, William Holmes, Ian Robertson, and Thomas Smith
DesignSafe-CI, March 25, 2019

Global List and Interactive Web Map of University-Based Hazards and Disaster Research Centers
Emmanuelle Hines, Mason Mathews, and Lori Peek
Natural Hazards Review, February 11, 2020

Human-Induced Seismicity: Risk Perceptions in the State of Oklahoma
Nnenia M.Campbell, Maggie Leon-Corwin, Liesel A. Ritchie, and Jamie Vickery
The Extractive Industries and Society, January 31, 2020

Using Conjoint Constitution to Understand Responses to Slow-Moving Environmental Change: The Case of Mountain Pine Beetle in North-Central Colorado
Jamie Vickery, Hannah Brenkert-Smith, and Hua Qin
Environmental Sociology, December 2019

Disaster-Zone Research Needs a Code of Conduct
JC Gaillard and Lori Peek
Nature, November 20, 2019

Stories for Interdisciplinary Disaster Research Collaboration
MithraMoezzi and Lori Peek
Risk Analysis: An International Journal, November 6, 2019

Community Advantage and Individual Self-Efficacy Promote Disaster Preparedness: A Multilevel Model Among Persons with Disabilities
Rachel Adams, with David Eisenmann and Deborah Glik
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, August 3, 2019

Gilbert F. White’s Legacy: Remembering a Man and His Many Accomplishments
Environment, Special Edition, August 16, 2019

Women’s Experiences Across Disasters: A Study of Two Towns in Texas, United States
Melissa Villareal and Michelle Meyer Disasters, June 24, 2019

Social Vulnerability and Procedural Equity: Exploring the Distribution of Disaster Aid Across Counties in the United States
Simone Domingue, with Christopher Emrich
The American Review of Public Administration, June 18, 2019

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research
Nnenia Campbell
Butterworth-Heinemann, 2019

Global Academics Hazards and Disaster Research Centers Data
Lori Peek, Emmanuelle Hines, Mason Mathews, Jeffrey Gunderson, and Haorui Wu
DesignSafe-CI, May 28, 2019

Utilizing Co-Design Approach to Identify Various Stakeholders’ Roles in the Protection of Intangible Place-Making Heritage: The Case of Guchengping Village
Haorui Wu, with Chaoping Hou
Emerald Publishing, March 12, 2019

An Integrated Approach to Mental Health and Disaster Preparedness: A Cluster Comparison With Earthquake Affected Communities in Nepal
Courtney Welton-Mitchell and Leah James, with Shree Niwas Khanal and Alexander James
BMC Psychiatry, September 15, 2018

Exposure Outliers: Children, Mothers, and Cumulative Disaster Exposure in Louisiana
Lubna Mohammad and Lori Peek
Journal of Family Strengths, September 8, 2018