|Title||Designing Equitable, Transparent, Community-engaged Disaster Research|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Authors||Rohlman, D, Samon, S, Allan, S, Barton, M, Dixon, H, Ghetu, C, Tidwell, L, Hoffman, P, Oluyomi, A, Symanski, E, Bondy, M, Anderson, K|
|Journal||Citizen Science: Theory and Practice|
Disaster research faces significant infrastructure challenges: regional and federal coordination, access to resources, and community collaboration. Disasters can lead to chemical exposures that potentially impact human health and cause concern in affected communities. Community-engaged research, which incorporates local knowledge and voices, is well suited for work with communities that experience impacts of environmental exposures following disasters. We present three examples of community-engaged disaster research (CEnDR) following oil spills, hurricanes, and wildfires, and their impact on long-term social, physical, and technical community infrastructure. We highlight the following CEnDR structures: researcher/community networks; convenient research tools; adaptable data collection modalities for equitable access; and return of data.