In Press

Lai, Betty S., Ann-Margaret Esnard, Sarah Lowe, and Lori Peek. “Schools and Disasters: Safety and Mental Health Assessment and Interventions for Children.” Current Psychiatry Reports.

Meyer, Michelle, Lori Peek, Prabha Unnithan, Rebekah Ann Coşkun, Jennifer Tobin-Gurley, and Katherine Hoffer. “Planning for Diversity: Evaluation of a Volunteer Disaster Response Program.” Forthcoming in Journal of Cultural Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Sutley, Elaina, John W. van de Lindt, and Lori Peek. “Community-Level Framework for Seismic Resiliency, Part I:  Coupling Socioeconomic Characteristics and Engineering Building Systems.” Forthcoming in Natural Hazards Review.

Sutley, Elaina, John W. van de Lindt, and Lori Peek. “Community-Level Framework for Seismic Resiliency, Part II: Multi-Objective Optimization and Illustrative Examples.” Forthcoming in Natural Hazards Review.

2016

Peek, Lori, Jennifer Tobin-Gurley, Robin Cox, Lela Scannell, Sarah Fletcher, and Cheryl Heykoop. “Engaging Youth in Post-Disaster Research: Lessons Learned from a Creative Methods Approach.” Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement 9(1): 89-112.

Fletcher, Sarah, Robin S. Cox, Leila Scannell, Cheryl Heykoop, Jennifer Tobin-Gurley, and Lori Peek. “Youth Creating Disaster Recovery and Resilience: A Multi-Site Arts-Based Youth Engagement Project.” Children, Youth and Environments 26(1): 148-163.

Peek, Lori. “Drivers, Scales, and Contexts of Disaster Risk: An Editorial Introduction.” Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 8(2): 1-2.

Trumbo, Craig, Lori Peek, Michelle A. Meyer, Holly L. Marlatt, Eve Gruntfest, Brian McNoldy, and Wayne Schubert. “A Cognitive-Affective Scale for Hurricane Risk Perception.” Risk Analysis: An International Journal. doi: 10.1111/risa.12575

2014

Browne, Katherine and Lori Peek. “Beyond the IRB: An Ethical Toolkit for Long-term Disaster Research.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 32(1): 82-120.

Gracy, Delaney, Roy Grant, Grifin Goldsmith, Anupa Fabian, Lori Peek and Irwin E. Redlener. 2014. "Health Barriers to Learning: A Survey of New York City Public School Leadership." Sage Open Janurary-March: 1-8.

Opsal, Tara and Tara O'Connor Shelley. "Problems Related to the Oil and Gas Industry During a Flood Disaster: The Nature and Extent of Citizen Complaints and Satisfaction with Government Responses." Quick Response Grant Report series; 249.

Peek, Lori and Alice Fothergill. "Post-Disaster Decline: Understanding Children’s Vulnerability Before, During, and After Katrina." The Dialogue: A Quarterly Technical Assistance Journal on Disaster Behavioral Health 10(3): 2-4.

Peek, Lori, Alice Fothergill, Jessica W. Pardee, and Lynn Weber. "Studying Displacement: New Networks, Lessons Learned*" Sociological Inquiry 84(3) August, 354–359.

Trumbo, Craig, Michelle A. Meyer, Holly Marlatt, Lori Peek, and Bridget Morrissey. "An Assessment of Change in Risk Perception and Optimistic Bias for Hurricanes Among Gulf Coast Residents." Risk Analysis 34(6): 1013-1024.

2013

Brown, Katherine. “Standing in the Need: Life After Katrina.” Anthropology Now. Spring issue.

Creutin, Jean-Dominique, Marco Borga, Eve Gruntfest, Celine Lutoff, Davide Zoccatelli and Isabelle Ruin. “Flood anticipation at small scales – a space & time framework for coupling human & natural response analyses.” Journal of Hydrology, forthcoming.

Gavenus, Katie, Jennifer Tobin-Gurley, and Lori Peek. “Children of the Spills – Phase I: Alaska and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.” Children, Youth and Environments 23(1): 155-166.

Gavenus, Katie, Jennifer Tobin-Gurley, and Lori Peek. “Children of the Spills – Phase II: The Gulf Coast and the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” Children, Youth and Environments 23(1): 167-179.

Mahmoud, Hussam, Amr Elnashai, Billie Spencer, Oh-Sung Kwon, and David Bennier. “Hybrid Simulation for Earthquake Response of Semi-rigid Steel Frames.” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, in press.

Zahran, Sammy, Lori Peek, Jeffrey Snodgrass, Stephan Weiler, and Lynn Hempel. “Abnormal Labor Outcomes as a Function of Maternal Exposure to a Catastrophic Hurricane Event during Pregnancy.” Natural Hazards 66(1): 61-76.

2012

Hesse, Alex, Rebecca Atadero, and Hussam Mahmoud. “Hoan Bridge Collapse As a Failure Case Study for Engineering Students.” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities.

Lueck, Michelle and Lori Peek. “Disaster Social Service Volunteers: Evaluation of a Training Program.” Journal of Applied Social Science 6(2): 191-208.

2011

Bao, Tran Quang and Melinds Laituri. “Defining Required Forest Area for Protection Soil from Erosion in Vietnam: A GIS-Based Application.” VNU Journal of Science, Earth Sciences 27: 63-76.

Bao, Tran Quang and Melinda Laituri. “Effect of Mangrove Forest Structure on Sea Wave Attenuation in Vietnam.” Journal of Science and Development 9(1): 55-62.

Bodner, Michael J., Norman W. Junker, Richard H. Grumm, and Russ S. Schumacher. “Comparison of Atmospheric Circulation Patterns During The 2008 And 1993 Historic Midwest Floods.” National Weather Digest, in press.

Evans, Clark, Russ S. Schumacher, and Thomas J. Galarneau, Jr. “Sensitivity in the Overland Reintensification of Tropical Cyclone Erin (2007) to Near-Surface Soil Moisture Characteristics.” Monthly Weather Review, in press.

Kodrich, Kris and Melinda Laituri. “Making a Connection: Social Media’s Key Role in the Haiti Earthquake.” Journal of Communication & Computer 8(8), in press.

Laidlaw, Mark A. S., Sammy Zahran, Howard W. Mielke, Mark P. Taylor, and Gabriel M. Filippelli. "Re-Suspension of Lead Contaminated Urban Soil as a Dominant Source of Atmospheric Lead in Birmingham, Chicago, Detroit and Pittsburgh, USA." Atmospheric Environment. In Press 1-9.

Mando, Ahed M., Lori Peek, Lisa M. Brown, and Bellinda L. King-Kallimanis. “Hurricane Preparedness and Sheltering Preferences of Muslims Living in Florida.” Journal of Emergency Management 9(1): 51-64.

Marquart-Pyatt, Sandra T., Rachel L. Shwom, Thomas Dietz, Riley E. Dunlap, Stan A. Kaplowitz, Aaron M. McCright, and Sammy Zahran. 2011. "Understanding Public Opinion on Climate Change: A Call for Research." Environment 53:38-42.

Peek, Lori, Bridget Morrissey, and Holly Marlatt. “Disaster Hits Home: A Model of Displaced Family Adjustment after Hurricane Katrina.” Journal of Family Issues 32(10): 1371-1396.

Schumacher, Russ S. “Ensemble-Based Analysis of Factors Leading to The Development of a Multi-Day Warm-Season Heavy Rain Event.” Monthly Weather Review 139: 3016-3035.

Schumacher, Russ S., Thomas J. Galarneau, Jr., and Lance F. Bosart. “Distant Effects of a Recurving Tropical Cyclone on Rainfall in a Midlatitude Convective System: A High-Impact Predecessor Rain Event.” Monthly Weather Review 139: 650-667.

Stretesky, Paul. B., Sheila Huss, Michael J. Lynch, Sammy Zahran, and Bob Childs. 2011. "The Founding of Environmental Justice Organizations across US Counties During the 1990s and 2000s: Civil Rights and Environmental Cross-Movement Effects." Social Problems 58:330-360.

Trumbo, Craig, Michelle Lueck, Holly Marlatt, and Lori Peek. “The Effect of Proximity to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Subsequent Hurricane Outlook and Optimistic Bias.” Risk Analysis: An International Journal 31(12): 1907-1918.

Wade, Alisa, David Theobald, and Melinda Laituri. “A Multi-Scale Assessment of Local and Contextual Threats to Existing and Potential U.S. Protected Areas.” Landscape and Urban Planning 101(2): 215-227.

Zahran, Sammy, Michael A. Long, and Kenneth J. Berry. "Measures of Predictor Sensitivity for Order-Insensitive Partitioning of Multiple Correlation." Journal of Applied Statistics 39:39-51.

Zahran, Sammy., Howard W. Mielke, Stephan Weiler, and Christopher. R. Gonzales. 2011. "Nonlinear Associations between Blood Lead in Children, Age of Child, and Quantity of Soil Lead in Metropolitan New Orleans." Science of the Total Environment 409(7):1211-1218.

Zahran, Sammy, Lori Peek, Jeffrey Snodgrass, Stephan Weiler, and Lynn Hempel. "Abnormal Labor Outcomes as a Function of Maternal Exposure to a Catastrophic Hurricane Event During Pregnancy." Natural Hazards:1-16.

Zahran, Sammy., Lori Peek, Jeffrey Snodgrass, Stephan Weiler, and Lynn Hempel. "Economics of Disaster Risk, Social Vulnerability, and Mental Health Resilience." Risk Analysis 31:1107-1119.

Zahran, Sammy, Stephan Weiler, Howard W. Mielke, and Anita Alves Pena. "Maternal Benzene Exposure and Low Birth Weight Risk in the United States: A Natural Experiment in Gasoline Reformulation." Environmental Research.

2010

Galarneau, Thomas J., Jr., Lance F. Bosart, and Russ S. Schumacher. “Predecessor Rain Events Ahead of Tropical Cyclones.” Monthly Weather Review 138: 3272-3297.

Laituri, Melinda, Faith Sternlieb, and Reagan A. Waskom. “Call to Action: Proposing a University Consortium for Water, Sanitation and Hygience (WaSH).” Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education 145: 74-80.

Peek, Lori and Krista Richardson. 2010. “In Their Own Words: Displaced Children’s Educational Recovery Needs after Hurricane Katrina.” Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 4(3).

Peek, Lori and Laura M. Stough. 2010. “Children with Disabilities in the Context of Disaster: A Social Vulnerability Perspective.” Child Development 81(4): 1260-1270.

Schumacher, Russ S. and Christopher A. Davis. “Ensemble-Based Uncertainty Analysis of Diverse Heavy Rainfall Events.” Weather and Forecasting 25: 1103-1122.

Schumacher, Russ S., Daniel T. Lindsey, Andrea B. Schumacher, Jeff Braun, Steven D. Miller, and Julie L. Demuth. “Multidisciplinary Analysis of an Unusual Tornado: Meteorology, Climatology, and the Communication and Interpretation of Warnings.” Weather and Forecasting 25: 1412-1429.

Schumacher, Russ S., David M. Schultz, and John A. Knox. “Convective Snowbands Downstream of the Rocky Mountains in an Environment with Conditional, Dry Symmetric and Inertial Instabilities.” Monthly Weather Review 138: 4416-4438.

Tobin-Gurley, Jennifer, Lori Peek, and Jennifer Loomis. 2010. “Displaced Single Mothers in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: Resource Needs and Resource Acquisition.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 28(2): 170-206.

Zahran, Sammy, Samuel D. Brody, Wesley E. Highfield, and Arnold Vedlitz. “Nonlinear Incentives, Plan Design, and Flood Mitigation: The Case of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 53(2): 219-239.

Zahran, Sammy, Howard W. Mielke, Christopher R. Gonzalez, Eric T. Powell, and Stephan Weiler. "New Orleans before and after Hurricanes Katrina/Rita: A Quasi-Experiment of the Association between Soil Lead and Children's Blood Lead." Environmental Science and Technology 44(12): 4433-4440.

Zahran, Sammy, Jeffrey G. Snodgrass, Lori Peek, and Stephan Weiler. “Maternal Hurricane Exposure and Fetal Distress Risk.” Risk Analysis: An International Journal 30(10): 1590-1601.

2009

Brody, Samuel D., Sarah Bernhardt, Sammy Zahran, and Jung Eun Kang. “Evaluating Local Flood Mitigation Strategies in Texas and Florida.” Built Environment 35(4): 492-515.

Brody, Samuel D. Sammy Zahran, Wesley E. Highfield, Sarah Bernhardt, and Arnold Vedlitz. 2009. “Policy Learning for Flood Mitigation: A Longitudinal Assessment of CRS Activities in Florida.” Risk Analysis 29(6): 912-929.

Peek, Lori and Alice Fothergill. 2009. “Using Focus Groups: Lessons from Studying Daycare Centers, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina.” Qualitative Research 9(1): 31-59.

Rosenberg, Stacy, Arnold Vedlitz, D. F. Cowman, and Sammy Zahran. “Climate Change: A Profile of U.S. Climate Scientists’ Perspectives.”  Climatic Change 101(3): 311-329.

Schumacher, Russ S. “Mechanisms for Quasi-Stationary Behavior in Simulated Heavy-Rainproducing Convective Systems.” Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 66: 1543-1568.

Schumacher, Russ S. and Richard H. Johnson. “Quasi-Stationary, Extreme-Rain-Producing Convective Systems Associated with Midlevel Cyclonic Circulations.” Weather and Forecasting 24: 555-574.

Sternleib, Faith and Melinda Laituri. “Tracking Political Climate Change: U.S. Policy and the Human Right to Water.” Water Resources Management, Ecology and Environment 125: 579-590.

Zahran, Sammy, Samuel D. Brody, Wesley E. Highfield, and Arnold Vedlitz. 2009. "Nonlinear Incentives, Plan Design, and Flood Mitigation: The Case of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System." Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 53(2): 219-239.

Zahran, Sammy, Howard W. Mielke, Stephan Weiler, Ken J. Berry, and Christopher R. Gonzalez. 2009. "Children’s Blood Lead and Standardized Test Performance Response as Indicators of Neurotoxicity in Metropolitan New Orleans Elementary Schools." Neurotoxicology doi:10.1016/j.neuro.2009.07.017

Zahran, Sammy, Tara O’Connor Shelley, Lori Peek, and Samuel D. Brody. 2009. “Natural Disasters and Social Order: Modeling Crime Outcomes in Florida.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 26(1): 26-52.

Zahran, Sammy, Stephan Weiler, Samuel D. Brody, Michael Lindell, Wesley E. Highfield.2009.“Modeling National Flood Insurance Policies at the County Scale in Florida, 1999-2005.” Ecological Economics 68(2009): 2627-2636.

2008

Brody, Samuel D., Sammy Zahran, Himanshu Grover, and Arnold Vedlitz. 2008. "A Spatial Analysis of Local Climate Change Policy in the United States." Landscape and Urban Planning 87: 33-41.

Brody, Samuel D., Sammy Zahran, Himanshu Grover, and Arnold Vedlitz. “Identifying the Impact of the Built Environment on Flood Damage in Texas.” Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management 32:1-18.

Browne, Katherine E. “From the Filmmaker: Still Waiting: Life After Katrina.National Women’s Studies Association Journal 20(3): 196-199.

Kellstedt, Paul, Sammy Zahran, and Arnold Vedlitz. “Personal Efficacy, the Information Environment, and Attitudes Toward Global Warming and Climate Change.“ Risk Analysis 28(1): 113-126.

Laituri, Melinda and Kris Kodrich. “On Line Disaster Response Community: People as Sensors of High Magnitude Disaster Using Internet GIS.” Sensors 8:3037-3055.

Peek, Lori. 2008. “Children and Disasters: Understanding Vulnerability, Developing Capacities, and Promoting Resilience.Children, Youth, and Environments 18(1): 1-29.

Peek, Lori and Alice Fothergill. 2008. “Displacement, Gender, and the Challenges of Parenting after Hurricane Katrina.National Women’s Studies Association Journal 20(3): 69-105.

Peek, Lori, Jeannette Sutton, and Judy Gump. 2008. “Caring for Children in the Aftermath of Disaster: The Church of the Brethren Children’s Disaster Services Program.Children, Youth, and Environments 18(1): 408-421.

Trumbo, Craig W. and Katherine A. McComas. 2008. "Institutional Trust, Information Processing and Perception of Environmental Cancer Risk." International Journal of Global Environmental Issues 8(1/2): 61-76.

Trumbo Craig W., Katherin A. McComas, and John C. Besley. 2008. "Individual- and Community-Level Effects on Risk Perception in Cancer Cluster Investigations." Risk Analysis 28(1): 161-178.

Schumacher, Russ S., and Richard H. Johnson. “Mesoscale Processes Contributing to Extreme Rainfall in a Midlatitude Warm-Season Flash Flood.” Monthly Weather Review 136: 3964-3986.

Zahran, Sammy, Samuel D. Brody, Walter G. Peacock, and Arnold Vedlitz. 2008. “Social Vulnerability and the Natural and Built Environments: A Model of Flood Casualties in Texas.” Disasters 32(4): 537-560.

Zahran, Sammy, Samuel D. Brody, Arnold Vedlitz, Himanshu Grover, and Caitlyn Miller. “Vulnerability and Capacity: Explaining Local Commitment to Climate Change Policy in the United States.” Environment and Planning: Government and Policy 26(3): 544-562.

Zahran, Sammy, Samuel D. Brody, Arnold Vedlitz, Michael Lacy, and Chelsea Booth-Schelly. 2008. "Greening Local Energy: Explaining the Geographic Distribution of Household Solar Energy Use in the United States." Journal of the American Planning Association 74(4): 419-434.

Zahran, Sammy, Himanshu Grover, Samuel D. Brody, and Arnold Vedlitz. “Risk, Stress, and Capacity: Explaining Metropolitan Commitment to Climate Protection.” Urban Affairs Review 43(4): 447-474.

Zahran, Sammy, Donald W. Hastings, and Samuel D. Brody. 2008. "Rationality, Inequity, and Civic Vitality: The Distribution of Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Installations in the Southeast." Society and Natural Resources 21(3): 179-196.

Zahran, Sammy, Lori Peek, and Samuel D. Brody. 2008. “Youth Mortality by Forces of Nature.” Children, Youth, and Environments 18(1): 371-388.

2007

Brody, Samuel D., Sammy Zahran, Praveen Maghelal, Himanshu Grover, Welsley E. Highfiled. 2007. “The Rising Costs of Floods: Examining the Impact of Planning and Development Decisions on Property Damage in Florida,” Journal of the American Planning Association 73(3): 330-345. (Best Paper of 2007, APA)

Brody, Samuel D., Sammy Zahran, Arnold Vedlitz, and Himanshu Grover. “Examining the Relationship Between Physical Vulnerability and Public Perceptions of Global Climate Change.”  Environment and Behavior 40(1): 72-95.

Lubell, Mark, Sammy Zahran, and Arnold Vedlitz. 2007. "Collective Action and Citizen Response to Global Warming." Political Behavior 29: 391-413.

McComas, Katherine A., Craig W. Trumbo, and John C. Besley. 2007. "Public Meetings about Suspected Cancer Clusters: The Impact of Voice, Interactional Justice, and Risk Perception on Attendees’ Attitudes in Six Communities." Journal of Health Communication 12(6): 527-549.

Trumbo, Craig W., Katherine A. McComas, and Prathana Kannaovakun. 2007. "Cancer Anxiety and the Perception of Risk in Alarmed Communities." Risk Analysis 27(2): 335-350.

Zahran, Sammy, Himanshu Grover, Samuel D. Brody, and Arnold Vedlitz. 2007. "Risk, Stress, and Capacity: Explaining Metropolitan Commitment to Climate Protection." Urban Affairs Review 43: 447-475.

Zahran, Sammy, Eunyi Kim, Xi Chen, and Mark Lubell. “Ecological Development and Global Climate Change:  A Cross-National Study of Kyoto Protocol Ratification.”  Society and Natural Resources 20: 37-55.

2006

Cloudman, Reghan and Kirk Hallahan. 2006. "Crisis Communications Preparedness among U.S. Organizations: Activities and Assessments by Public Relations Practitioners." Public Relations Review 32: 367-376.

Krueger, Patrick and Lori Peek. 2006. “Figuring It Out: A Conversation About How to Complete Your Ph.D.” College Student Journal 40(1): 149-157.

McComas, Katheine A., John C. Besley, and Craig W. Trumbo. 2006. "Why Citizens Do and Don’t Attend Public Meetings about Local Cancer Cluster Investigations." The Policy Studies Journal 34(4): 671-98.

Peek, Lori. 2006. “Headscarves and Generational Conflict.” Contexts 5(4): 14-15.

Peek, Lori. 2006. “Transforming the Field of Disaster Research Through Training the Next Generation.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 24(3): 371-389.

Zahran, Sammy, Samuel D. Brody, Arnold Vedlitz, and Himanshu Grover. 2006. "Climate Change Vulnerability and Policy Support." Society and Natural Resources 19(9): 771-789.

2005

Peek, Lori. 2005. “Becoming Muslim: The Development of a Religious Identity.Sociology of Religion 66(3): 215-242.

2004

Fothergill, Alice and Lori Peek. 2004. “Poverty and Disasters in the United States: A Review of Recent Sociological Findings.Natural Hazards 32(1): 89-110.

Hallahan, Kirk. 2004. "Protecting an Organization's Digital Public Relations Assets." Public Relations Review 30: 255-268.

Ho, Fei-Wen and Kirk Hallahan. "Post-Earthquake Crisis Communications in Taiwan: An Examination of Corporate Advertising and Strategy Motives." Journal of Communication 8(3): 291-306.

Peek, Lori. 2004. “Constructing the Enemy During Times of Crisis: America after 9/11.” Divide: Journal of Writing and Ideas 1(2): 26-30.

Peek, Lori. 2004. “Backlash Mitigation Plan: Protecting Ethnic and Religious Minorities Following a Terrorist Attack.” The Journal of the American Society of Professional Emergency Planners 11(1): 115-122.

2003

Haruta, Amon and Kirk Hallahan. 2003. "Cultural Issues in Airline Crisis Communication: A Japan-US Comparative Study." Asian Journal of Communication 13(2): 122-150.

Peek, Lori. 2003. “Reactions and Response: Muslim Students’ Experiences on New York City Campuses Post-9/11.Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 23(2): 273-285.

Peek, Lori and Jeannette N. Sutton. 2003. “An Exploratory Comparison of Disasters, Riots, and Terrorist Acts.Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy, and Management 27(4): 141-157.

2002

Peek, Lori and James E. Beavers. 2002. “Role of the Natural Hazards and Disaster Field in the Aftermath of September 11.” Natural Hazards Review 3(1): 2-3.

2001

Mileti, Dennis S. and Lori Peek. 2001. “Hazards and Sustainable Development in the United States.Risk Management: An International Journal 3(1): 61-70.

2000

Beavers, James E., Dennis S. Mileti, and Lori Peek. 2000. “Dealing with Natural Hazards Requires a New Approach.Natural Hazards Review 1(2): 65-66.

Mileti, Dennis S. and Lori Peek. 2000. “The Social Psychology of Public Response to Warnings of a Nuclear Power Plant Accident.” Journal of Hazardous Materials 75(2): 181-194.