For elderly residents, hurricanes bring increased risks

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Natural disasters are often particularly hard on vulnerable members of the community. Hurricanes are no exception.

Brown University School of Public Health faculty members David Dosa and Kali Thomas, along with collaborators at the University of South Florida, received a $900,000 grant in early September from the National Institutes of Health to continue their work studying the impact of hurricanes on residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Southeast coast and the potential for major disaster, Dosa shared insights from the team’s prior research on the effect of hurricanes in recent years. KEEP READING