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With more hurricanes approaching, here is what experts suggest to prepare

Brett Robertson and Susan Cutter offer advice on preparing for a hurricane

Hurricane Lee — storms, simulations and society

Cary Mock joins the chat about Hurricane Lee

Jackson's SEDAAG paper honored

Sarah Jackson won the 2022 SEDAAG Graduate Honors Student Paper Competition for her paper, “Urban-Rural Tornado Occurrence in the Midwestern & Southern U.S.”  The paper was presented at the annual meeting  November 21–22, 2022, in Atlanta, GA.

Three articles appear in June

HVRI alum Tracy Whelen (M.S. 2020) published “A GIS-based risk assessment of the Columbia-Richland (SC) Fire Department," an article based on her thesis, in the May 2022 issue of Fire Engineering.

Sahar Derakhshan (Ph.D. 2020) and current HVRI team members (Leah Blackwood, Margot Habets, Julia F. Effgen, and Susan Cutter) published their work titled "Prisoners of scale: downscaling community resilience measurements for enhanced use," in Sustainability (volume 14, issue 11).

In collaboration with a team from the University of Arizona, HVRI alum Rachel R. McCaster (M.S. 2015) and Susan Cutter co-authored a paper, "Adjusting statistical benchmark risk analysis to account for non-spatial autocorrelation, with application to natural hazard risk assessment," in the recent issue (volume 49, issue 9) of Journal of Applied Statistics. 

SPARC award to Jackson

Ph.D. student Sarah Jackson was awarded a UofSC SPARC award from the UofSC Office of the Vice President for Research to support her dissertation research  on the role of geographic context in tornado risk perception and response (January 2022) 

HVRI team publishes COVID-19 paper

The HVRI team, led by Ph.D. student Sarah Jackson, has published a COVID-19 paper, "Spatial Disparities of COVID-19 Cases and Fatalities in United States Counties," in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The other authors include Sahar Derakhshan, Leah Blackwood, Logan Lee, Qian Huang, Margot Habets, and Susan L. Cutter. (August 16, 2021)



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