May 8, 2017
RAND experts created a searchable literature review on the health impacts of oil spills. The objective of this tool is to identify both what was already known about the effects of oil spills and to help fill gaps in our knowledge.
RAND Gulf States reports and working papers are organized by six main categories; below is a list of the most recent RAND publications on the Gulf Coast states:
The Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities is working to assess and address the public health, social, and economic impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico region. As part of that effort, the group conducted a literature review on the impacts of natural and man-made disasters in the United States and created a corresponding database with the results from that review.
Rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), which occurs in newborns who were exposed to opioids in the womb, have increased dramatically over the past decade. This web-based tool displays the rates of NAS from 2009 to 2015 by county in eight states: Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.
Examines the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on landings, revenues, and effort in the commercial blue crab fishery.
The University of Texas at Tyler has adopted a class format that allows for both online and in-person instruction. How does this format impact academic outcomes and costs to both students and educators? How can this format be improved? This research delves into the impact of the hybrid class format and offers recommendations for its continued implementation.
The Survey of Trauma, Resilience, and Opportunity Among Neighborhoods in the Gulf (STRONG) assesses the health and well-being of residents in Gulf Coast communities five years after the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill (DHOS). This report describes the measures in the STRONG, including survey methods, methods for constructing weights, and imputation strategy.