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Disaster Recovery Articles

The following are peer-reviewed articles related to disaster recovery efforts, specifically issues related to evacuation and sheltering after a hurricane and health-related effects of a hurricane on shelter populations. Abstracts may be seen by clicking on the article title. For full-text of the article, please contact library@dshs.texas.gov.


1: Baker K. Reflection on lessons learned: an analysis of the adverse outcomes observed during the Hurricane Rita evacuation.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 Jul 27:1-6. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2017.27. [Epub ahead of print] 

2: Franks S, Seaton E. Utilizing strategic and operational methods for whole-community disaster planning.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 May 8:1-6. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2017.6. [Epub ahead of print] 

3: Gruebner O, Lowe SR, Tracy M, et al. The geography of mental health and general wellness in Galveston Bay after Hurricane Ike: a spatial epidemiologic study with longitudinal data.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 Apr;10(2):261-73. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2015.172. 

4: King RV, Polatin PB, Hogan D, et al. Needs assessment of Hurricane Katrina evacuees residing temporarily in Dallas.
Community Ment Health J. 2016 Jan;52(1):18-24. doi: 10.1007/s10597-015-9938-5. 

5: Quast T, Mortensen K. Diabetes care provided to children displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Oct;9(5):480-3. doi:10.1017/dmp.2015.98.

6: North CS, King RV, Fowler RL, et al. Delivery of mental health care in a large disaster shelter.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Aug;9(4):423-9. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2015.63. 

7: Dostal PJ. Vulnerability of urban homebound older adults in disasters: a survey of evacuation preparedness.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Jun;9(3):301-6. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2015.50. 

8: Haeri S, Marcozzi D. Emergency preparedness in obstetrics.
Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Apr;125(4):959-70. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000750. 

9: Quast T, Mortensen K. Enrollment patterns in the Texas Medicaid emergency waiver following Hurricane Katrina.
J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 Sep-Oct;19 Suppl 2:S91-2. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31828b72b3.

10: Behr JG, Diaz R. Disparate health implications stemming from the propensity of elderly and medically fragile populations to shelter in place during severe storm events.
J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 Sep-Oct;19 Suppl 2:S55-62. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e318297226a. 

11: Downey EL, Andress K, Schultz CH. Initial management of hospital evacuations caused by Hurricane Rita: a systematic investigation.
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013 Jun;28(3):257-63. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X13000150. 

12: Chen V, Banerjee D, Liu L. Do people become better prepared in the aftermath of a natural disaster? The Hurricane Ike experience in Houston, Texas.
J Public Health Manag Pract. 2012 May-Jun;18(3):241-9. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31822d4beb. 

13: Quast T, Mortensen K. Emergency department utilization in the Texas Medicaid emergency waiver following Hurricane Katrina.
Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2012 Jan 15;2(1). pii: 002.01.a01. doi: 0.5600/mmrr.002.01.a01. 

14: Zane DF, Bayleyegn TM, Haywood TL, et al. Community assessment for public health emergency response following Hurricane Ike--Texas, 25-30 September 2008.
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;25(6):503-10.

15: Miner MC, Burns-Grant G, DeGraw C, et al. Integrated preparedness for continuity of tuberculosis care after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike: Louisiana and Texas, 2008.
Public Health Rep. 2010 Jul-Aug;125(4):518-9. 

16: Brahmbhatt D, Chan JL, Hsu EB, et al. Public health preparedness of post-Katrina and Rita shelter health staff.
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2009 Nov-Dec;24(6):500-5.

17: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hurricane Ike rapid needs assessment - Houston, Texas, September 2008.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009 Oct  2;58(38):1066-71. 

18: Murray KO, Kilborn C, DesVignes-Kendrick M, et al. Emerging disease syndromic surveillance for Hurricane Katrina evacuees seeking shelter in Houston's Astrodome and Reliant Park Complex.
Public Health Rep. 2009 May-Jun;124(3):364-71. 

19: Kloos B, Flory K, Hankin BL, et al. Investigating the roles of neighborhood environments and housing-based social support in the relocation of persons made homeless by Hurricane Katrina. J Prev Interv Community. 2009;37(2):143-54. doi: 10.1080/10852350902735742. 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19363774

20: Sharma AJ, Weiss EC, Young SL, et al. Chronic disease and related conditions at emergency treatment facilities in the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2008 Mar;2(1):27-32. doi:10.1097/DMP.0b013e31816452f0. 

21: Pant AT, Kirsch TD, Subbarao IR, et al. Faith-based organizations and sustainable sheltering operations in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina: implications for informal network utilization.
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008 Jan-Feb;23(1):48-54; discussion 55-6.

22: Howe E, Victor D, Price EG. Chief complaints, diagnoses, and medications prescribed seven weeks post-Katrina in New Orleans.
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008 Jan-Feb;23(1):41-7. 

23: Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group, Kessler RC. Hurricane Katrina's impact on the care of survivors with chronic medical conditions.
J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Sep;22(9):1225-30. 

24: Pierce JR Jr, Pittard AE, West TA, Richardson JM. Medical response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: local public health preparedness in action.
J Public Health Manag Pract. 2007 Sep-Oct;13(5):441-6. 

25: Yee EL, Palacio H, Atmar RL, et al. Widespread outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis among evacuees of Hurricane Katrina residing in a large "megashelter" in Houston, Texas: lessons learned for prevention. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Apr 15;44(8):1032-9. 

26: Rozeman PA, Mayeaux EJ Jr. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: evacuee healthcare efforts remote from hurricane affected areas.
South Med J. 2006 Dec;99(12):1329-33. 

27: Rodriguez SR, Tocco JS, Mallonee S, et al.  Rapid needs assessment of Hurricane Katrina evacuees-Oklahoma, September 2005.
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2006 Nov-Dec;21(6):390-5. 

28: Carpender SK, Campbell PH, Quiram BJ, et al. Urban evacuations and rural America: lessons learned from Hurricane Rita.
Public Health Rep. 2006 Nov-Dec;121(6):775-9. 

29: Gavagan TF, Smart K, Palacio H, et al. Hurricane Katrina: medical response at the Houston Astrodome/Reliant Center Complex.
South Med J. 2006 Sep;99(9):933-9. 

30: Brodie M, Weltzien E, Altman D, et al. Experiences of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Houston shelters: implications for future planning.
Am J Public Health. 2006 Aug;96(8):1402-8. 

31: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health hazard evaluation of police officers and firefighters after Hurricane Katrina--New Orleans, Louisiana, October 17-28 and November 30-December 5, 2005.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006 Apr 28;55(16):456-8. 

32: Ford ES, Mokdad AH, Link MW, et al. Chronic disease in health emergencies: in the eye of the hurricane.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Apr;3(2):A46

33: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tuberculosis control activities after Hurricane Katrina--New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006 Mar 31;55(12):332-5. 

34: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rapid assessment of health needs and resettlement plans among Hurricane Katrina evacuees--San Antonio, Texas, September 2005.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006 Mar 10;55(9):242-4. 

35: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Public health response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita--United States, 2005.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006 Mar 10;55(9):229-31.

36: Vest JR, Valadez AM. Health conditions and risk factors of sheltered persons displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2006 Mar-Apr;21(2):55-8.

37: Mattox KL. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: role of individuals and collaborative networks in mobilizing/coordinating societal and professional resources for major disasters.
Crit Care. 2006 Feb;10(1):205.

38: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Assessment of health-related needs after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita--Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, New Orleans area, Louisiana, October 17-22, 2005. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006 Jan 20;55(2):38-41. 

39: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Injury and illness surveillance in hospitals and acute-care facilities after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita--New Orleans area, Louisiana, September 25-October 15, 2005.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006 Jan 20;55(2):35-8. 

40: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Public health response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita--Louisiana, 2005.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006 Jan 20;55(2):29-30. 

41: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Surveillance for illness and injury after hurricane Katrina--New Orleans, Louisiana, September 8-25, 2005.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Oct 14;54(40):1018-21. Erratum in: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Oct 21;54(41):1057. 

42: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Norovirus outbreak among evacuees from Hurricane Katrina--Houston, Texas, September 2005.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Oct 14;54(40):1016-8. 

43: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Infectious disease and dermatologic conditions in evacuees and rescue workers after Hurricane Katrina--multiple states, August-September, 2005.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Sep 30;54(38):961-4. 

44: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hurricane Katrina response and guidance for health-care providers, relief workers, and shelter operators.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Sep 9;54(35):877. 


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