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:
Climate change is contributing to more frequent and more severe disasters. In this video, three climate researchers discuss climate change and risks for disasters in the United States. They focus on several regions: the Arctic, the Caribbean, the Northeast, and the Gulf states. They examine how climate effects and hazards are affecting communities in the region, ongoing adaptation activities, and remaining needs and opportunities.
We study the interrelationships between health, residential segregation, and disaster-related material losses (income loss, job loss, economic/property damages) due to the worst ever man-made disaster of its kind, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
This report summarizes the existing portfolio of relevant or related resilience measurement efforts and notes gaps and challenges associated with them.
We propose the creation of a Gulf of Mexico Community Health Observing System, focused on effects of disasters on the health and well-being of people and their communities.
This study contributes to the growing body of knowledge on mental health in the aftermath of disasters by examining depressive symptoms among residents of the U.S. Gulf Coast region six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.