S-CAFH Staff

The research faculty and staff from Rutgers and Columbia has been involved in disaster assessment work after many major events, including 9/11; Hurricane Katrina; the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes; the Joplin, Missouri tornado, and Superstorm Sandy.

New York University, New York, NY

David Abramson, Co-Principal Investigator
Alexis Merdjanoff, Assistant Research Scientist
Rachael Piltch-Loeb, Junior Research Scientist

National Center for Disaster Preparedness, New York, NY

Jaishree Beedasy, Co-Principal Investigator
Lori Peek, Co-Principal Investigator
Yoon Soo Park, Co-Investigator
Jonathan Sury, Senior Research Coordinator
Shwetha Bhaskar, Design and Technology Support

Rutgers University School of Social Work, New Brunswick, NJ

Donna Van Alst, Co-Principal Investigator
Patricia Findley, Co-Principal Investigator
Sandra Moroso, Project Coordinator
Kerrie Ocasio, Project Coordinator

 Field Staff


Team “Far North”



Team “Far South”



Team “Ocean-Middlesex-Monmouth”