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Early-Career Research Fellow - Lauren Clay

Implementing Organization

D'Youville College


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

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NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


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Education and Outreach

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Dr. Clay is an assistant professor in the Health Services Administration Department at D’Youville College, an Affiliated Professor at the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, and an Affiliated Professor in the College of Global Public Health at New York University. She has worked on studies of household and family recovery from Hurricane Katrina; the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; Superstorm Sandy; the 2013 tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma; and Hurricane Harvey. She has also conducted international research on health and economic development as a Fulbright Fellow in Bangladesh. She has her M.P.H. from Drexel University and Ph.D. in disaster Science and management from University of Delaware. Dr. Clay utilizes social epidemiologic methods and interdisciplinary collaboration as tools for developing a deeper understanding of individual and ecological factors that influence how natural and environmental hazards affect family and community health and well-being. Currently, she is studying the post-disaster food environment and food insecurity.


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