Nicole Errett, PhD, MSPHnerrett@uw.edu
Dr. Errett is a disaster researcher, public health policy analyst and faculty member in the University of Washington’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. She has over 10 years of experience working on public health emergency preparedness and management in local, state, federal government and academia. Her community relevant, translatable research focuses on the use of public policy to enhance health outcomes during and after a disaster.
Tania Busch Isaksen, PhD, MPHtania@uw.edu
Dr. Busch Isaksen is an exposure scientist and faculty member in the University of Washington’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. She has over 30 years of environmental public health experience working in public, private and academic settings. She maintains an active, practice-based research portfolio focused on measuring impacts from extreme heat on health outcomes, climate change risk communication methods, and public health adaptation planning and response.
Cat Hartwell, MPH, Research Coordinatorchartwel@uw.edu
Cat is a public health and climate change researcher, also serving as a research coordinator for the Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience. Before pursuing her MPH, she spent over a decade producing documentaries for National Geographic, CNN, and Netflix on issues related to public health and climate change. Her previous research work has focused on air pollution, extreme heat, environmental justice, and the availability of green space in the South Bronx, NYC. Her research interests broadly include the intersections of climate change, public health, and disaster preparedness at the community level.
Jessi Kelley, DNP, RN, Research Coordinatorjessheit@uw.edu
Jessi (she/her) is a Research Coordinator at the Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience. With a background in critical care nursing, public health project management, qualitative research, epidemiology, and data analysis, she blends her extensive health services background to link evidence-based implementation with scientific knowledge generation. Her focus areas encompass disaster preparedness, response, and risk reduction; health effects of climate change; One Health (the synergistic health of humans, animals, and the environment); Social Determinants of Health; and advancing public health emergency preparedness and response. Jessi strives to partner with communities and transdisciplinary professionals to promote equitable and inclusive population health outcomes.
Evan Mix, JD, MPA, Research Coordinatoremix@uw.edu
Evan is a public policy researcher and a research coordinator for the Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience. He was previously an attorney. Evan’s research interests include tribal-federal relations and the roles Indigenous communities play in hazard management. He is trained in a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods, including content analysis, semi-structured interviewing, and assorted statistical data analysis techniques.
Kathleen Moloney, MPH, Research Coordinatorkmoloney@uw.edu
Kathleen Moloney is a Research Coordinator with the Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience. Her research interests include the intersections of disasters and social determinants of health, improving the ability of public health practitioners to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, and conducting community-engaged disaster research. She has training in a variety of qualitative and quantitative public health research methods and skills, including epidemiology, conducting semi-structured interviews and focus groups, survey administration, and data management and analysis. In addition to her research experience in the hazards and disaster field, she worked as a public health practitioner in disaster response, including as a Disaster Program Specialist with the American Red Cross and Disaster Relief Coordinator with Catholic Charities.
Juliette Randazza, MPH, MPA, Research Coordinatorjrandazz@uw.edu
Juliette is a Research Coordinator with the Errett Research Group. Her educational background is in biology, environmental public health, and public policy and she has training in various qualitative and quantitative research methods including content analysis, survey development, and mapping. Prior to joining ERG, she worked as the Climate and Environmental Justice Research Fellow at a statewide coalition of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-led groups representing communities hit first and worst by the impacts of disasters and climate change. Her work at this coalition centered on community resilience and the intersections between environmental and climate disasters and economic justice, co-governance, and worker rights. Her work and research interests focus on disaster preparedness and workforce training, extreme heat policy, environmental and climate justice advocacy, and community resilience. Her current work focuses on building community resilience to disasters through technical assistance, community education, co-learning, and co-creation.
Anna Reed, MPH, Research Coordinatorareed5@uw.edu
Anna is a research coordinator with the Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience. Her research interests include community resilience to climate change, environmental justice, and community-engaged research and policy development. She has training and experience in a variety of public health research methods in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, including conducting semi-structured interviews and focus groups, survey administration, and content analysis. Prior to pursuing her MPH at UW’s Community-Oriented Public Health Practice program, Anna worked in various corners of the food system, including on small farms and in garden and cooking education, where she taught hands-on gardening skills and developed food justice and climate literacy curricula.
Mary Hannah Smith, MCP, Research Coordinatorsmithmh@uw.edu
Mary Hannah is a research coordinator with the Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience. She trained as a city planner and is proficient in small group facilitation, GIS, and qualitative research methods like content analysis and focus groups. Her professional experiences include leading climate and hazard mitigation planning processes for small towns in Massachusetts, analyzing Massachusetts’ statewide climate planning grant program, and managing outage communication software projects for electric utilities. Prior research explored obstacles to managed retreat, and her current interests center around climate change adaptation, natural hazard mitigation, and land use.
Maja Jeranko, PhD, Postdoctoral Researchermjeranko@uw.edu
Maja is a cultural anthropologist whose research investigates the impacts of cascading disasters and subsequent reconstruction initiatives on lifeways, perceptions, and gender relations. Her focus are the socio-cultural and economic impacts of earthquakes, floods, sea-level rise, and COVID-19. Since 2018, Maja has worked in rural fishing villages in coastal Ecuador, where she has collaborated with local organizations to ensure an engaged research approach. She has extensive training in a variety of qualitative and participatory action research methods, including ethnography, photovoice, and oral and life histories.