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: Social perspectives of disasters, evacuation decision-making, infant feeding in emergencies, refugee resilience, policy change after disasters, and companion animals in disasters.

    Teaching: Quantitative methods, disaster policy, community-based disaster risk reduction, cultural competency in response and recovery.

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

  • 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., Chase, J., Pensa Branco, M., & Park, B. (2018). Infant feeding during the Fort McMurray wildfire evacuation. Maternal & Child Health Journal.

    DeYoung, S.E., Suji, M., & Southall, H. G. (2018). Maternal perceptions of infant feeding and health during the 2015 Nepal earthquake recovery. Journal of Human Lactation. 34(2), 242-252.

    DeYoung, S.E. & Penta, S. (2017). Issue Attention & Group Mobilization for Caste Rights. Following the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. Earthquake Spectra. 33 (S1) S403-S414.

    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. 15 (2), 95-112.