The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2016
Dr. Meyer is an assistant professor of sociology at Louisiana State University. She completed her Ph.D. in sociology at Colorado State University and received a B.A. in sociology from Murray State University. Her research interests include environmental sociology and community sustainability, disaster resilience and mitigation, climate change displacement, environmental justice, and the interplay between environmental conditions and social vulnerability. She has worked on various projects, including analyzing organizational networks in long-term recovery; comparing disaster recovery following technological and natural disasters; assessing the inclusion of disability in emergency management planning; and analyzing social capital and collective efficacy for individual and community resilience; among others. Using her research findings, Dr. Meyer has helped community organizations understand demographics that contribute to vulnerability and then prepare disaster recovery plans. With increasing disaster frequency, everyday practices and relationships are crucial to supporting community resilience.