Life Story Project: Life Stories & Disaster Recovery

Does telling one’s ‘life story’ accelerate recovery from a disaster? The objective of the proposed Life Story Project was to allow residents of the Gulf Coast who were displaced or greatly impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to tell their life story in a therapeutic manner. This study’s primary objectives were to (1) establish the feasibility …

Researching An Elusive Community

From the documentary “Pandemia Invisible:” a team of researchers from the National Center of Disaster Preparedness out of the Mailman school of public Health at Columbia University sets out to conduct a study on undocumented immigrant communities in the U.S. and what would be their outcome in case of a public health emergency.

AT&T: From Paper To Tablets

Following disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health deploys a field team to collect research on the health, social and economic impacts on people who live within disaster zones.

Pandemia Invisible Documentary Film

Produced by HITN, in collaboration with the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Pandemia Invisible chronicles the research team’s experience in four US cities trying to understand how the H1N1 pandemic impacted undocumented Mexican immigrant communities. The research process, as well as the families’ stories in those communities, are highlighted in this English-language documentary. Additional clips, …