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Public Health Preparedness and Response Research to Aid Recovery from Hurricane Sandy Peer-Reviewed Publications Listed by Priority Recovery Research Areas

Funded under the Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2013, this grant was funded for two years starting in September 2013. This research grant program represents the first time HHS has provided post-disaster funding on a large scale for research needed by local communities to determine the best ways to prepare for and recover from natural disasters like hurricanes. Hurricane Sandy publications to date are listed below under the priority recovery research areas.

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Characterization of the Morbidity and Mortality among the At-Risk and General Populations Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

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  • Hall G, Jessup J, Lim S, Olson D, Levanon A, Fangtao L, He T, De La Cruz N, Gwynn C. Spatial Shift in the Utilization of Mental Health Services After Hurricane Sandy Among New York City Residents Enrolled in Medicaid. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness / Volume 10 / Special Issue 03 / June 2016, pp 420 – 427 Public Health Solutions http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FDMP%2FDMP10_03%2FS1935789316000586a.pdf&code=8d6dc444153072b590aecae20ceafeb1
  • He FT, Lundy De La Cruz N, Olson D, Lim S, Levanon Seligson A, Hall G, Jessup J, Gwynn C. Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Utilization of Mental Health Services During and After Hurricane Sandy: Emergency Department and Inpatient Hospitalizations in New York City. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness Volume 10, Issue 3 (Superstorm Sandy) June 2016, pp. 512-517 Public Health Solutions doi: 10.1017/dmp.2016.89

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  • Lauper U, Chen J, Lin S. Window of Opportunity for New Disease Surveillance: Developing Keyword Lists for Monitoring Mental Health and Injury Through Syndromic Surveillance. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 2016; page 1 – 6. Pub. Online 1/1/2016 DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2016.99
  • Lin S, Lu Y, Justino J, Dong G, Lauper U. What Happened to Our Environment and Mental Health as a Result of Hurricane Sandy? Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness / Volume 10 / Special Issue 03 / June 2016, pp 314-319 New York State Department of Health/Health Research Inc. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=10362443&fileId=S1935789316000513

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Evaluation of the Public Health System Response


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  • Errett NA, Egan S, Garrity S, Rutkow L, Walsh L, Thompson CB., Strauss-Riggs K, Altman B, Schor K, Barnett DJ. Attitudinal determinants of local public health workers’ participation in Hurricane Sandy recovery activities. Health Security. August 2015, 13(4): 267-273. Johns Hopkins University http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/hs.2015.0004
  • Errett NA, Thompson CB, Rutkow L, Garrity S , Stauss-Riggs K, Altman BA, Walsh L, Freeman JD, Balicer RD, Schor KW, Barnett DJ. Examining Public Health Workers’ Perceptions Toward Participating in Disaster Recovery After Hurricane Sandy: A Quantitative Assessment. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, Volume 10, Issue 3 (Superstorm Sandy) June 2016, pp. 371-377 John Hopkins University DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2016.23

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  • Yanson, A., et al. Superstorm Sandy: Emergency management staff perceptions of impact and recommendations for
    future preparedness, New York State. Journal of Emergency Management Vol. 15, No. 4, July/August 2017, 209 – 218 New York State Department of Health/Health Research Inc DOI:10.5055/jem.2017.0330

Other Hurricane Sandy Publications, Presentations & Websites

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  • Carbone E G, Wright M M. Hurricane Sandy Recovery Science: A Model for Disaster Research. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, available on CJO2015. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doi:10.1017/dmp.2015.140.
  • Brown S, Parton H. Evacuation in New York City During Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. Epi Data Brief, November, 2014 No. 51 New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/epi/databrief51.pdf

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