Research

Dr. Lauren Clay

Dr. Lauren Clay


Current Projects:

Developing a Disaster Food Security Scale
This study looks at how we can better measure food insecurity following disasters – when you experience other barriers to food security besides not having enough moneyREAD MORE

National Food Access and COVID Research Team (NFACT) – New York

This study looks at the experience of New Yorkers with accessing food, the impact of COVID-19 on their households, and strategies used to cope and adapt. New York is one of 15 states contributing to the national NFACT teamREAD MORE

RAPID: Understanding Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry decisions ​& Weather Ready Research: Risk Messaging During Syndemics

This project seeks to understand how households made decisions about evacuating for Hurricane Laura amid COVID-19 risk and how local emergency managers made decisions about how to manage evacuation and shelters during the dual hazards of a hurricane and a pandemicREAD MORE

Developing a Culturally Relevant NAAN Food Security Scale

The goal of this project is to understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Native American community on meeting their individual and community food needs. Understanding the impacts will inform the development of a culturally relevant measure of food securityREAD MORE