Improving Hurriance Harvey Disaster Research Response

SSS’ Disaster Research Response project leader Steve Ramsey is among the authors of an article in the American Journal of Public Health that described how, after Hurricane Harvey, researchers, media, and public health agencies collected data in Houston to assess health effects and inform the public. To limit redundancy and ensure sampling coverage of impacted areas, research and practice partners used disaster research response (DR2) resources and relied on partnerships formed during a 2015 DR2 workshop in Houston. Other authors include researchers from the University of Delaware, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Texas Health San Antonio, Houston Health Department, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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