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Coping with Natural and Technological Disasters: Human Adaptive Capacities after Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$150,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Public Health Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

This project focuses on the psychological impact and health consequences of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in commercial fishers and their families currently living in St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes in South Louisiana. This study extends an ongoing program of research on post-Katrina resilience and recovery in current and former residents of St. Bernard, a geographic region that was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We have tested 164 current and former residents of the catchment area and 30 non-affected controls living in Baton Rouge, LA.

Contact

Katie Cherry
225-578-4099
pskatie@lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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