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Thomas Chandler

Adjunct Associate Professor at Teachers College; Associate Member of the Earth Institute faculty, Columbia University

Research Scientist , National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) , The Earth Institute

National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Suite 303
215 West 125th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
USA

BIOGRAPHY: Thomas Chandler, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University. He focuses on post disaster housing and economic recovery, geographic and social networks, and community preparedness. He is the Director of five FEMA training projects, totaling $6,750,000: "Community Economic Recovery from Disasters"; "Addressing Gaps in Housing Disaster Recovery"; "Improving Individuals' and Business' Financial Literacy and Management to Support Post-Disaster Economic Recovery"; "Transitioning Disaster Survivors from Temporary to Permanent Housing" and "Innovative Disaster Recovery Strategies for Interim and Permanent Housing Construction."

He has also been the Principal Investigator of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) research study, "Evaluation of the Public Health System Response to Hurricane Sandy in the NY Metro Area"; Principal Investigator of a U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) research / training project, "Visualizing Social Media: New Tools for Research and Practice"; Co-Principal Investigator of a research grant funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, "Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Communities in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill"; Investigator for a grant funded by GSK: "Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative"; and Co-Principal Investigator of a grant from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: "Performance Measure Development Project". His work has appeared in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, The Journal of Social Studies Research, and in Interactive Learning Environments.

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PUBLICATIONS (REFEREED)

Slack, T., Beedasy, J., Chandler, T., Keating, K.S., Sury, J & Brooks, J. (In Press). Family Resilience Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Theory and Evidence. In Resilience and the Community: How to Build Resilient Communities and How Communities Build Resilient Families, A.W. Harrist and M. Stout (Eds.). New York: Springer.

Schlegelmilch, J., Sury, J., Brooks, J., & Chandler, T. (2019). A Philanthropic Approach to Supporting Emergent Disaster Response and Recovery. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-3. doi:10.1017/dmp.2019.97

Levin, K. & Chandler, T. (2018). Climate Change And Health: The Nurse's Role In Policy And Practice. In Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, fourth edition, Springer Publishing, LLC New York

Kirsch, T.D., Schlegelmilch, J, Strauss-Riggs, K., Chandler, T., & Redlener, I. (2017). Regions Respond to Catastrophes. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, VOL. 11/NO. 4, pp 399 - 401

Chandler, T., Abramson, D., Panigrahi, B., Schlegelmilch, J., & Frye, N. (2016). Crisis Decision Making During Hurricane Sandy: An Analysis of Established and Emergent Disaster Response Behaviors in the New York Metro Area. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 10 pp. 436-442

Crocco, M., Shuttleworth, J.M., & Chandler, T. (2016). Science, Media, and Civic Literacy: Rachel Carson’s Legacy for the Citizen Activist, Social Studies and the Young Learner, 28 (3) pp. 21-26

Chandler, T., Crocco, M, & Marri, R. (2014). Systems Thinking about Severe Storms in Social Studies Education, In K.D. Thomas, & H.E. Muga, (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development, pp. 348-367, IGI Global, Hershey, PA

Chandler, T. & Beedasy, J. (2014). Using Mobile Devices for Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery: A Framework for K-12 Schools, In H. An, S. Alon, & D. Fuentes, (Eds.), Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications, pp. 75–90, IGI Global, Hershey, PA

Crocco, M., Marri, A., & Chandler, T. (2013). Social Studies and Sustainability: A Global Competency Framework, Schooling for Sustainable Development in Canada and the United States (edited by John Chi Kin Lee and Michel Phillips) Volume 4, 2013, pp 169-182, Springer Publishing

Chandler, T & Marri, A. R. (2012). Civic Engagement about Climate Change: A Case Study of Three Educators and their Practice. Journal of Social Studies Research Vol.36, Issue 1, Winter 2012

Levin, K. & Chandler, T. (2012). Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness. Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards,, third edition, Springer Publishing, LLC New York

Chandler, T. Park, Y, Levin, K, & Morse, S. (2011). The Incorporation of Hands-on Tasks in an Online Course: An Analysis of a Blended Learning Environment Interactive Learning Environments, 21:5, pp. 456-468

Crocco, M. & Chandler, T. (2010). Hurricane Katrina: A Toxic Mix of Social and Geographic Vulnerability, The Human Impact of Natural Disasters, (Edited by Valerie Ooka Pang, William R. Fernekes, and Jack L. Nelson), National Council of Social Studies http://www.socialstudies.org/publications/books

Chandler, T., Qureshi, K., Gebbie, K., & Morse, S. (2008). Teaching Emergency Preparedness: Use of Blended Learning in Web-Based Training, Public Health Reports, Sept-Oct; 123(5): pp. 676–680.

Chandler, T & An, H. (2007). Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Augment Student Learning in Social Studies Innovate Journal of Online Education, Vol. 4: Iss. 1, Article 2.


WHITEPAPERS / REPORTS

Suneja, A., Chandler, T., Schlegelmilch, J., May, M. & Redlener, I. (2018). Chronic Disease after Natural Disasters: Public Health, Policy, and Provider Perspectives,
National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University

Schlegelmilch, J., Petkova, E., Chandler, T., Sury, J., Bhaskar, S., Sehnert, E. & Marx, S. (2016). Children in Disasters: Do Americans Feel Prepared? A National Survey, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University, Briefing Report #1, February

Petkova, E.P., Schlegelmilch, J., Sury, J., Chandler, T., Herrera, C., Bhaskar, S., Sehnert, E., Martinez, S., Marx, S. & Redlener, I. (2016). The American Preparedness Project: Where the US Public Stands in 2015, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University

Schlegelmilch, J., Gutnick, A., Chandler, T., Frye, N, (2016). Superstorm Sandy: Lessons for Optimizing Limited Training Resources for Local Impact Letter to the editor, Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness

Culp, D., Redlener, I, & Chandler, T. (2010) Climate Change and the Public’s Health: The Coming Crisis for the U.S. Gulf Coast National Center for Disaster Preparedness Whitepaper

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (2010) New York State Sea Level Rise Task Force: Report to the legislature: Chandler, T. Infrastructure Work Group contributor

Chandler, T (2009) Geospatial Intelligence and Social Data National Center for Disaster Preparedness Whitepaper

Gaudelli, W., Chandler,T., & Odamtten, Y.(2007) A Sense of Place, A Sense of Home: Using geography to understand the levees catastrophe Teaching The Levees: A Curriculum for Democratic Dialogue and Civic Engagement, Chapter 7, Teachers College Press

Gaudelli, W., Chandler,T., & Odamtten, Y.(2007) Learning from History in an Effort to Understand the Tragedy of Katrina Teaching The Levees: A Curriculum for Democratic Dialogue and Civic Engagement, Chapter 7, Teachers College Press