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Science Policy Fellow - Kathryn Keating

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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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Human and Social

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Education and Outreach

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Project Description

Ms. Keating is a Ph.D. student in sociology at Louisiana State University (LSU). Her research focuses on healthcare, mental health, and disaster resilience. She is also interested in data collection methods for social science research. Ms. Keating holds a B.A. in sociology and a Bachelor of Social Work from Indiana University, a Master of Social Work from Portland State University, and will complete a MA in sociology from LSU in August 2018. Most recently, she worked as study coordinator for the Resilient Children, Youth and Communities (RCYC) Project, a partnership between LSU and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. The RCYC project utilizes a longitudinal, mixed-methods approach to understanding resilience outcomes for Louisiana children, families, and communities following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Keating is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Louisiana with a clinical background in integrated behavioral health and work with rural communities.


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