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166F Graham HallNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClassEE54E80A85084F358FE2D0CB3BA43554"><p>Tricia Wachtendorf is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware and Director of the world-renowned Disaster Research Center – the oldest center in the world focused on the social science aspects of disaster. Over the past two decades, her research has focused on multi-organizational coordination before, during, and after disasters, transnational crises, and social vulnerability to disaster events. Dr. Wachtendorf has engaged in quick response fieldwork after such events as the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, the tsunamis affecting India, Sri Lanka (2004) and Japan (2011), Hurricanes Katrina (2005) and Sandy (2012), the earthquakes in China (2008) and Haiti (2010), as well as the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. With numerous research grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, she has published widely on improvisation in disasters as well as disaster convergence. Her most recently funded research projects examine the temporal nature of household and emergency management decision-making during hurricane events, investigate humanitarian logistics during disaster response, and explore stigma and the role triage in the aftermath of public health emergencies.</p><br></div><div class="ExternalClassA1A2EE881D584671850491CE963B433C"><p>​Multi-organizational coordination before, during and after disasters, transnational crises, and social vulnerability to disaster events.</p></div>Research, Tricia302-831-1254<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/WACHTENDORF%20Tricia.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Director, Disaster Research CenterProfessor, Dept. of Sociology & Criminal JusticeCoordinator, Emergency & Environmental Management Concentration



NSF EAGER: Risk Objects in Public Health Crisis: An Exploratory Investigation of Stigma, Role-Triage, and Cautionary MeasuresKendra, James;Wachtendorf, Triciajmkendra;twachtenNational Science Foundation; NYC DOHMH
Collaborative CDI-Type II: Cyber Enabled Discovery System for Advanced Multidisciplinary Study of Humanitarian Logistics for Disaster ResponseWachtendorf, TriciatwachtenNational Science Foundation
Hazards SEES Type 2: Dynamic Integration of Natural, Human, and Infrastructure Systems for Hurricane Evacuation and ShelteringDavidson, Rachel;Wachtendorf, Triciardavidso;twachtenNational Science Foundation
DRC COVID-19: Community Impacts and Adaptation to Crisis: Delewareans living with HIV/AIDSWachtendorf, TriciatwachtenInternally funded; Delaware HIV Consortium
DRC COVID-19: Community Impacts and Adaptation to CrisisWachtendorf, Tricia;Kendra, Jamestwachten;jmkendraInternally Funded
NSF SCC-CIVIC-PG Track B: An Integrated Scenario-based Hurricane Evacuation Management Tool to Support Community PreparednessDavidson, Rachel;Wachtendorf, Triciardavidso;twachtenNational Science Foundation
NSF HDBE: Collaborative research: Leveraging massive smartphone location data to improve understanding and prediction of behavior in hurricanesDavidson, Rachel;DeYoung, Sarah;Trivedi, Jennifer;Wachtendorf, Triciardavidso;sedeyoun;jtrivedi;twachtenNational Science Foundation
Compounded Social Vulnerability: Parole Supervision and DisastersHenry, Felicia;Wachtendorf, Triciafhenry;twachtenUnidel Award (Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice)

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