Environmental threats to health

A prospective longitudinal study of environmental threats to public health

A prospective longitudinal study of environmental threats to public health
Project Summary:

In this project, we aim to determine the effect of environmental, community, and individual factors on differential trajectories of resilience – real-time physiologic stress, self-reported, physician-diagnosed (SRPD) mental health (anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder) and physical health (heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, etc.) ailments, and behavioral intentions – analyzed using a multi-level modeling approach with data from adults in several Gulf and Southeast Atlantic states. To determine the effect of an existing tailored risk communication intervention about the risks, impacts, and realistic behavioral adaptations associated with coastal environmental change on trajectories of resilience over time among respondents using wearable technology.