Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Waters, Mary C.
Location Harvard University
Primary Field Social and Political Sciences
 Research Interests
Waters has led the Risk Project, a longitudinal study of physical and mental health, geographic and social mobility and well-being among survivors of Hurricane Katrina. This study, funded by NIH, NSF, and the MacArthur and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations, includes pre-hurricane data on physical and mental health and follows survivors wherever they have relocated, currently to 31 states. The study focused on the long term effects of the hurricane trauma and relocation on mental and physical health outcomes for survivors and their children. This research has also led to an interest in the consequences of climate change for human mobility and well-being. Other current projects include a study of older Latino immigrants and their access to social services (with Rocio Calvo) and a study of the role of legal status and race in the integration of immigrants and their children (with Phillip Kasinitz).

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