Sarah E. DeYoung

Health Policy & Management, Institute for Disaster Management
Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Academic Program Coordinator, Institute for Disaster Management

Curriculum Vitae

Health Policy & Management, Institute for Disaster Management

  • Education

    PhD, Applied Social and Community Psychology, North Carolina State University, 2014

    MS, Experimental Psychology, Saint Joseph’s University, 2009

    BS, Psychology, North Carolina State University, 2005

  • Areas of Expertise

    Research: community psychology, disaster research, applied social psychology, maternal and child health

    Teaching: community-based disaster mitigation, hurricane evacuation decision-making, disaster preparedness, infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCFE), mixed methods research, risk communication in vulnerable populations

  • Affiliations

    Society for Community Research and Action

    The William Averette Anderson Fund

  • Course Instruction

    Dr. DeYoung teaches Disasters & Society, Disaster Policy, International Aspects of Disasters, Disasters & Media, and Research Methods in Disaster Research.

    She is also the Academic Program Coordinator for the undergraduate certificate and minor in disaster management.

  • Research Interests

    Dr. DeYoung’s research focuses broadly on protective action throughout the hazard cycle (preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery).

  • Selected Publications

    DeYoung, S. E., Wachtendorf, T., Farmer, A. K., & Penta, S. C. (2016). NOAA Radios and Neighbourhood Networks: Demographic Factors for Channel Preference for Hurricane Evacuation Information. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.

    DeYoung, S.E., Wachtendorf, T., Davidson, R., Xu, K., Nozick, L., Farmer, A., & Zelewitz, L. (2016). A Mixed Method Study of Hurricane Evacuation Thresholds: Demographic Predictors for Compliance to Following a Voluntary or Mandatory Order. Environmental Hazards. 1-18.

    DeYoung, S.E. & Peters, M. (2016). My Community, My Preparedness: the Role of Sense of Place, Community, and Confidence in Government in Disaster Readiness. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters.