Psychosocial and Health Consequences After Disaster: Human Adaptive Capacities and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Public Health Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Community and Human Health

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

LSU Health Sciences Center, University of New Orleans


Project ID: 149
Project Name: Psychosocial and Health Consequences After Disaster: Human Adaptive Capacities and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
SourceUID: 242
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: East Baton Rouge
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Public Health Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Community and Human Health
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Katie Cherry
Point of Contact – Phone: pskatie@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-4099
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: LSU Health Sciences Center, University of New Orleans
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=242
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 121998
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 121998
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB