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Disaster Research Lab

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The Disaster Research Lab at D'Youville focuses on the public health impacts of disasters and public health emergencies.

The Disaster Research Lab (DRL) is located in the Health Administration and Public Health Department in the School of Health Professions at D’Youville College. Dr. Clay is the Principal Investigator for the Disaster Research Lab. Dr. Clay and her research assistants focus on public health impacts of disasters and public health emergencies.

Recent work has focused on disaster impacts on food insecurity, mental health and stress, community adaptation to climate change, and community recovery from hurricanes, tornadoes, petrochemical spills, and other natural hazards and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RAPID: Risk Perception, Information Seeking, and Protective Action in COVID-19

Explore our COVID-19 research.

Learn about RAPID: Risk Perception, Information Seeking, and Protective Action in COVID-19, a study about risk perceptions, information preferences, and the actions people are taking to protect themselves from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our Research

Discover the important, on-going research of the Disaster Research Lab at D'Youville.

Explore our research on disasters from the COVID-19 pandemic to hurricanes and other natural and technological hazards throughout the U.S.

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Our Publications and Media

Read and watch the latest publications and news stories.

From our own publications to interviews in the media, read and view the work being produced by DRL. Explore our subject matter and hear from our experts. Looking for an expert? Connect with us.

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Our Members

Meet the current and past members of the Disaster Research Lab at D'Youville.

Drawn throughout the U.S. and across disciplines, our members represent a diverse group of student academics who are interested in connecting data-driven research to the real policy change that affects our communities.

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