Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Communities in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Public Health Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Community and Human Health

Project Description

This project will assess the public health impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The goals are 1) Assess the public health and social impacts of the oil spill with a special focus on children and their families; 2) Identify attributes of children and families associated with resilience to negative disaster impacts and, conversely, attributes of children and families associated with vulnerability to negative disaster impacts; 3) Assess the within-unit change (i.e., children and their families) related to impacts, resilience, and vulnerability; 4) Train graduate students in disaster resilience research to help build the next generation of scholars dedicated to these issues; and 5) Make the information generated from this project actionable, facilitate disaster resilience, and mitigate vulnerability.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

Columbia University

Project ID: 520
Project Name: Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Communities in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
SourceUID: 287
Latitude: 30.413173
Longitude: -91.182369
Country: United States of America
State or Province: LA, NY
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: 2018
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Tim Slack
Point of Contact – Phone: timslack76@gmail.com
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Columbia University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=287
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): 1929830
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 1929830
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: P

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