College:College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise:Disasters, particularly hurricanes; natural and technological hazards, social vulnerability and inequality
Activities:Formerly worked for Florida International University's Hurricane Research Center, where she received grants from the State of Florida and the National Science Foundation to examine impact of 1998's Hurricane Georges on the Florida Keys. Currently researching the long-term effects of 1992's Hurricane Andrew on Miami-Dade County by analyzing 10 years of property tax data in conjunction with both 1990 and 2000 Census data. Also received a grant in 2003 to examine potential methods for convincing the owners of aged mobile homes to move into new safer homes.