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  • Sarah DeYoung, Core Faculty, Disaster Research Center

    Core Faculty, Disaster Research Center
    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716


    ​Dr. DeYoung is a faculty member in sociology and criminal justice. She joins UD after three years at the University of Georgia where she launched the undergraduate program in Disaster Management. She completed her postdoc at UD in the Disaster Research Center and has a PhD from North Carolina State University in applied social and community psychology. She has deployed for research fieldwork for nine major disaster events, including the Nepal (Gorkha) earthquake in 2015. She has been awarded research grants from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, & Medicine, the National Science Foundation, and the Natural Hazards Center. Her research expertise includes evacuation decision-making, companion animals in disasters, infant feeding in emergencies, and refugee well-being. 

    Research Interests

    ​Infant feeding in disasters, maternal stress in hazards, companion animals & evacuation, social aspects of decision-making, quantitative and predictive modeling, policy change after disasters, refugee & migrant well-being





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