SPH Alumna Dissertation Research Featured in CDC Publication on Hurricane Sandy

University at Albany School of Public Health alumna, Asante Shipp Hilts, DrPH (2016), MPH (2010), has had her dissertation work published in a special Hurricane Sandy issue of the journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. Dr. Shipp Hilts served as the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Project Coordinator for the two-year CDC-funded research project to evaluate the public health response to Hurricane Sandy. She is currently the Project Coordinator for NYSDOH as one of 18 CDC-funded Climate-Ready States & Cities Initiative (CRSCI) grants related to Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE). Dr. Shipp Hilts’ Hurricane Sandy study publications include:

  • Shipp-Hilts A, Mack S, Eidson M, Nguyen T, Birkhead G. New York State Public Health System Response to Hurricane Sandy: An analysis of emergency reports. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016;10(special issue 03):308-313.
  • Shipp Hilts A, Mack S, Eidson M, Nguyen T, Birkhead GS. New York State Public Health System Response to Hurricane Sandy: Lessons From the Field. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016; 10(special issue 03):443-453.
  • Shipp Hilts A, Mack S, Li Y, Eidson M, Nguyen T, Birkhead GS. New York State Public Health System Response to Hurricane Sandy: An Analysis of Survey Feedback. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016; 10(special issue 03):454-462.

These publications were mentored and co-authored by Dr. Millicent Eidson and Dr. Guthrie Birkhead, professors in the school’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Click here to learn more about the project and to access the studies.