Fieldwork Support Explores the Organizational Ecologies of Recovery

The Puerto Rico Public and Applied Social Sciences Workshop (PR PASS Workshop) is providing fieldwork support services to a research project that is exploring how changes in organizational ecology after the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico impacted the relationships between hazard damages, poverty, and population ability to prepare for public health events.  The research, "Organizational Ecologies of Recovery: Relationships with Poverty and Health in Puerto Rico"  is led by Dr. Antonio Fernós Sagebien, economist at Inter American University, Metro Campus in Puerto Rico; Dr. Alison Chopel, an independent public health researcher; and Dr. Laura Gorbea, applied anthropologist and founder of PR PASS Workshop. The research is made possible thanks to the Quick Response Research Award Program at the Natural Hazards Center.  This Quick Response Research Program is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1635593) and supplemental funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).