Our team is investigating how resources how perceived social support and partner relationships may effect  psychological and physiological health following Hurricane Katrina.

Publications:

Morris, K. A. & Deterding, N. M. (2016). The emotional cost of distance: Geographic social network dispersion and post-traumatic stress among survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Social Science & Medicine, 165, 56-65. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.07.034.

Chan, C. S., Lowe, S. R., Weber, E. & Rhodes, J. E. (2015). The contribution of pre- and postdisaster social support to short- and long-term mental health after Hurricanes Katrina: A longitudinal study of low-income survivors. Social Science & Medicine, 138, 38-43. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.05.037.

Lowe, S. R., Rhodes, J. E. & Scoglio, A. A. (2012). Changes in marital and partner relationships in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina an analysis with low-income women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 36(3), 286-300. doi:10.1177/0361684311434307.

Lowe, S. R., Chan, C. S. & Rhodes, J. E. (2010). Pre-hurricane perceived social support protects against psychological distress: A longitudinal analysis of Hurricane Katrina survivors. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(4), 551-560. doi:10.1037/a0018317.

Lowe, S.R., Rhodes, J., Zweibach, L. & Chan, C. (2009).  The impact of pet loss on perceived social support and psychological distress of Hurricane survivors.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22(3), 244-247. doi:10.1002/jts.20403.