International Research Committee on Disasters Researchers Meeting

Wednesday, June 25 through Thursday, June 26, 2014
Omni Interlocken Resort
Broomfield, Colorado

The IRCD Researchers Meeting, a partnership between the International Sociological Association's International Research Committee on Disasters and the Natural Hazards Center, follows the main Hazards Workshop. For more information on the IRCD, please visit the RC-39 Web site.

Register for the IRCD Researchers Meeting using the Natural Hazards Workshop online registration. A welcoming reception, continental breakfast, and lunch are included in the registration cost.


Wednesday, June 25

Interlocken D
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Lobby Court and Terrace
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Reception and Cash Bar

Thursday, June 26

Centennial Foyer
7:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

Centennial Foyer
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Centennial F
8:30 to 9:45 p.m.
Plenary Session
Presentation of the E.L. Quarantelli Award for Social Science Disaster Theory. Keynote address from the award recipient.

9:45 to 10:00 a.m.

10:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Centennial F
Warnings and Protective Action

Social Perceptions of Flash Floods and Motivations for Protective Action Behavior: A Case Study of the 2013 Flash Floods in Uttarakhand, North India
Sudha Arlikatti, University of North Texas
Michael K. Lindell, Texas A&M University

Households’ Evacuation Decision in Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Shih-Kai Huang, Texas A&M University
Michael K. Lindell, Texas A&M University
Carla S. Prater, Texas A&M University

TV Media and the Communication of Severe Weather Risk
Joseph Trainor, University of Delaware
Caitlin Gruber, University of Delaware

Endogenous Risk Perception, Geospatial Characteristics and Hurricane Evacuation Behavior
Subrina Tahsin, Florida International University
Pallab Mozumder, Florida International University

Interlocken C
Public Perception

How Different News Media Reports Shape Judgments that Earthquake Damage Can Be Prevented: Mixed Messages About the Canterbury Earthquake
John McClure, Victoria University of Wellington
Justin Velluppillia, Victoria University of Wellington

Perceived Risks of Mountain Landslides in Italy: Stated Choices for Subjective Risk Reductions
Douglass W Shaw, Texas A&M University
Mara Thien, University of Padua
Riccardo Scarpa, University of Waikato

Using Geonarratives to Understand Environmental Perception in Post-Disaster Recovery: A Pilot Study from the May 22, 2011 Joplin Tornado
Jacqueline W. Curtis, Kent State University
Andrew Curtis, Kent State University
Steve Smith, Missouri Southern State University

Interlocken D
Diversity and Disaster

Perceptions of Poverty in Disaster Recovery and Aid Distribution
Sarah Hamideh, Texas A&M University
Michelle Meyer, Texas A&M University
Marccus Hendricks, Texas A&M University
John Cooper, Texas A&M University
David Bierking, Texas A&M University
Shannon Van Zandt, Texas A&M University
Walter Gillis Peacock, Texas A&M University

The Social Networks of Individuals with Disabilities in Disaster
Laura M. Stough, Texas A&M University
Elizabeth McAdams Ducy, Texas A&M University

Longitudinal Analysis of Anti-Islamic Hate Crime Before and After September 11, 2001
Michelle Meyer, Texas A&M University
Lori Peek, Colorado State University

Predicting Public Support towards Environmental Migrants: Natural Disasters and Xenophobia
Hans M. Louis-Charles, University of Delaware

Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Lunch in the Outside Pavilion

1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Centennial F
Housing Recovery

Family Structures, Relationships, and Relocation Decisions after Hurricane Sandy
Zhen Cong, Texas Tech University
Ali Nejat, Texas Tech University
Jian Luo, Texas Tech University
Dann Liang, Texas Tech University

Understanding the Relationships between Household Decisions and Infrastructure Investment in Disaster Recovery: Cases from Superstorm Sandy
Alex Greer, University of Delaware
Sue McNeil, University of Delaware
Joseph Trainor, University of Delaware
Israt Jahan, University of Delaware

Long-Term Housing Recovery after Disasters: Findings from Miami and Galveston
Walter Gillis Peacock, Texas A&M University
Shannon Van Zandt, Texas A&M University
Yang Zhang, Virginia Tech
Wesley Highfield, Texas A&M University

Interlocken C
Vulnerability and Resilience

Evacuation Planning around Nuclear Power Plants: Is the United States Prepared for What Happened in Japan?
Dana Green, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Measuring Disaster Resilience as a Set of Adaptive Capacities: Insights from the Application of Cutter’s Resilience Index to the Gulf Coast
Ashley Ross, Sam Houston State University

Vulnerability and Hurricane Evacuation Expectations in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
Y. Gurt Ge, North Dakota State University
Shih-Kai Huang, Texas A&M University
Michael K. Lindell, Texas A&M University
Carla S Prater, Texas A&M University
Hao-Che Wu, Sam Houston State University

Improving the Validity of Social Vulnerability Indicators
Chris Emrich, University of South Carolina
Eric Tate, University of Iowa
Seth Spielman, University of Colorado

Interlocken D
Emergency Management and Disaster Responses

Analysis of the Incident Command System (ICS)
Hsien-Ho Chang, University of Delaware

Exploring Scientific Uncertainty Through Table Top Emergency Management Exercises
Emma Hudson-Doyle, Massey University Douglas Paton, University of Tasmania David Johnston, GNS Science

Necessity as the Mother of Invention: Innovative Responses to Natural Disasters
Qing Miao, Syracuse University
David Popp, Syracuse University

2:30 to 2:45 p.m.

2:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Centennial F
Estimating Death and Disruption

Examining the Efficiency of Disaster Aid Policies Using Mortgage Performance Data
Eric Best, Jacksonville State University

Estimating the Effects of Utility Disruption on Household Wellbeing During Hurricane Sandy
Sisi Meng, Florida International University
Pallab Mozumder, Florida International University

Mortality in the Sichuan Earthquake
John Nichols, Texas A&M University K Tan, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, Sichuan

Uncertainty Analysis of HAZUS
Eric Tate, University of Iowa
Cristina Muñoz, University of Iowa

Interlocken C
Empowered Communities

Against the Odds: Three Cases of Alternative Post-Disaster Recovery Pathways
Nabil Kamel, Arizona State University

Bottom-up Disaster Management in China: a case study on One Foundation
Guochun Wu, China Earthquake Administration

Youth Creating Disaster Recovery: A Canadian-U.S. Community- Based Participatory Research Project
Jennifer Tobin-Gurley, Colorado State University
Lori Peek, Colorado State University
Robin Cox, Royal Roads University
Cheryl Heykoop, Royal Roads University

Interlocken D

Understanding the Relationships of Risk, Land Use and Time for a Planning Decision after a Major Disaster
Kanako Iuchi, Tohoku University

Exercise Target Red: Establishing Protocols to Encompass Psychosocial Considerations for Casualties and Families in Mass-Casualty Incidents (MCI) involved an Active Shooter
Laurie Pearce, JIBC

Planning, Informality, and Uneven Geographies of Risk: A Study of Bidhannagar, Kolkata
Andrew Rumbach, University of Colorado Denver

Planning Aid by University Teachers in Recovery Planning Process in Tohoku Region
Michio Ubaura, Tohoku University

4:15 to 4:30 p.m.

Centennial F
Closing Remarks
Walter Gillis Peacock, Bill Lovekamp, and Joe Trainor