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Project Information

Project Information


Criteria for Community Participation in the Gulf Research Program’s Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) Initiative


Project Scope:

A committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will help shape the Gulf Research Program's program on Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe). Specifically, the committee will: 

1. Examine past and current community engagement efforts and other relevant materials, particularly those that have included communities in the Gulf region and Alaska (e.g., Alaska ACE, Project Impact, CARRI, Texas Target Communities, 100 Resilient Cities) for the purpose of identifying guiding principles and lessons learned.

2. Develop a set of guiding principles and identify criteria for selecting the participating communities in the EnCoRe program.

3. Discuss the potential challenges and opportunities of applying the committee's selection criteria, and the possible advantages and disadvantages of alternative approaches.

The committee will issue a consensus report with its findings and recommendations.

Status: Current

PIN: PGA-POLICY-20-29

Project Duration (months): 12 month(s)

RSO: Arrison, Tom

Topic(s):

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Environment and Environmental Studies
Health and Medicine


Parent Project(s): N/A


Child Project(s): N/A



Geographic Focus:
North America

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 06/28/2021

Anne C. Petersen - (Chair)
Dr. Anne C. Petersen (Chair) is Founder and President of Global Philanthropy Alliance, a foundation making grants in Africa. She also is Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development and Faculty Associate, Center for Global Health, University of Michigan, among other affiliations there. She serves on several voluntary boards or committees for government, foundations, and scientific or community-based organizations. She is co-chair of the Advisory Board for CALIT2, an organization created a decade ago to move IT advances from the UC university system to industry in California. Petersen previously held positions as Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, and Deputy Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Senior Vice President for Programs and Corporate Officer at the WK Kellogg Foundation and Department Head, and founding Dean of the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University. Petersen was the first Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota, as well as Graduate Dean, and Professor (Institute for Child Development and Department of Pediatrics.) Prior, Petersen was University of Chicago faculty and Associate Director of the MacArthur Foundation Health Program. She has authored numerous articles and books. Her honors include election to the Institute of Medicine (National Academies) and Fellow in several scientific societies including AAAS, APA (three divisions), and founding Fellow of APS. She co-founded the Society of Research on Adolescence, was President of several scientific societies, and is Past-President of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development. Dr. Petersen received her PhD in measurement, evaluation and statistical analysis from the University of Chicago.
Brian Bledsoe
Brian Bledsoe is GAA Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems at the University of Georgia. Brian has over 30 years of experience as a civil and environmental engineer, hydrologist, and environmental scientist in the private and public sectors. He holds degrees from Georgia Tech, North Carolina State University, and Colorado State University (Ph.D Civil Engineering). Before entering the professorate, he worked as a consulting engineer and surveyor, and for the State of North Carolina as a watershed restoration engineer. Brian’s research is focused on the interface of engineering, hydrology, and ecology with an emphasis on infrastructure, stormwater and flood management, water quality, and restoration of river and wetland ecosystems. He received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2006, served as a Fulbright Scholar in Chile in 2008, was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2017, and is past president of the American Ecological Engineering Society.
Irene Dankwa-Mullan
Dr. Irene Dankwa-Mullan is the Deputy Chief Health Officer for IBM Corporation, IBM Watson Health. IBM Watson Health created a cloud-based data hub that brings together individual, clinical, research and social data from a variety of resources and that is powered by advanced cognitive and analytic technology. In her role, Dr. Dankwa-Mullan is responsible for the global strategy for driving building clinical evidence for Watson Health solutions. This is accomplished through evaluation research, real world evidence studies and implementation studies to support evidence-based practices to transform healthcare. She works with multidisciplinary teams at the interface of big data, cognitive computing and machine learning technology to inform healthcare delivery and clinical decision-making. Dr. Dankwa-Mullan is a physician-researcher with nearly two decades of experience in clinical research, public health, disparities and population health. She spent nearly a decade delivering and managing front-line primary care, preventive services, and community-based clinical research as a public health physician and medical director. Prior to her role at IBM, she was a medical officer at the National Institutes of Health, where she served as Director, Office of Innovation and Program Coordination and then as Deputy Director for Division of Scientific Programs within the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She was awarded the first NIH Directors award for exceptional contribution to advancing science of health disparities. Dr. Dankwa-Mullan received her MD from Dartmouth Medical School.
Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling
Dr. Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling is professor of psychological science at University of North Carolina Charlotte and a licensed Clinical Psychologist. Her most recent research is community-based, focused on underserved and disadvantaged populations, and occurs while integrating mental and behavioral health care into primary care and school settings. In particular, implementing, evaluating, and educating others to provide evidence-based, solution-focused and resiliency-enhancing interventions is a priority for Dr. Langhinrichsen-Rohling. Previous to her current professorship, she served at the Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Behavioral Health and Resiliency Center. She has amassed over 120 peer reviewed publications in her role as a scientist and professor. Dr. Langhinrichsen-Rohling received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon.
Jaimie Masterson
Jaimie Hicks Masterson is director of Texas Target Communities (TTC) at Texas A&M University, an engaged research program that works alongside underserved communities to plan for resilience. Based on this work, in 2019, the Liberty County Strategic Plan received the national Silver Planning Achievement Award from the American Planning Association. She is author of "Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerabilities to Disasters," which focuses on hazard mitigation strategies and tools for government officials, planners, and emergency mangers that can be incorporated pre-disaster. She is co-principal investigator of the Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard project funded by the Department of Homeland Security through the Coastal Resilience Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Masterson also consults with small communities to develop comprehensive plans, economic development plans, and other planning needs to fold and infuse resilience practices into community initiatives. Additionally, Masterson authored the Rapid Disaster Recovery Housing Program Report (RAPIDO) which identifies disaster recovery policy recommendations, a technical guide for program implementation, and a program comparison of current disaster recovery challenges and successes. The RAPIDO program focuses on pre-disaster and post-disaster planning strategies for local jurisdictions and social service organizations. Masterson previously worked as a landscape designer and secondary education instructor. She received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Planning with a Certificate in Environmental Hazards from Texas A&M University.
Alison Meadow
Dr. Alison Meadow is an Associate Research Professor in the Arizona Institutes for Resilience. Dr. Meadow has a background in environmental anthropology, Indigenous studies, and urban planning. Her research focuses on the process of linking scientists with decision makers to improve the usability of climate science, with a particular emphasis on evaluating the societal outcomes of such research partnerships. Meadow partners with communities in Arizona and New Mexico to support their climate adaptation planning efforts through the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS). In addition to her affiliation with CLIMAS, she is a principal investigator with the Department of the Interior’s Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC). Dr. Meadow received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer
Jackie Qataliña Shaeffer is the Community Development Manager for Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Community Environment & Health. Qataliña is Iñupiaq from Kotzebue, Alaska. She studied Interior Design & Sustainable Building in London and the U.S. She is currently the Community Development Manager at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. She has worked in comprehensive planning, energy, housing and water/sanitation in rural communities across Alaska, utilizing a holistic approach to project development. Her passion has led her to infuse traditional Inuit knowledge into strategic planning to change the “top down” approach into a locally-driven, grassroots approach. This innovative approach allows local leadership to be empowered to own and lead the discussions and decision making. Qataliña believes her ancestors’ traditional knowledge will help bridge gaps in our multi cultural lifestyles and create balance in how we adapt to our rapidly changing climate. Her current work includes innovative sanitation solutions for unserved communities, tribal resilience adaptation planning, and community engagement for communities responding to climate impacts.
Fernando Rivera
Dr. Fernando Rivera is a professor of sociology at the University of Central Florida. He has established an ongoing research program in the fields of medical sociology/sociology of health, race and ethnicity, and the sociology of disasters. In the area of health, he has studied the differential patterns of health among Puerto Ricans in the United States by analyzing different social indicators such as: perceived discrimination, residential segregation, and socioeconomic status and their impact on Puerto Rican health. In the area of race and ethnicity, he has studied racial relations among college students, the process of incorporation of Puerto Ricans to Central Florida, and several aspects of the Puerto Rican diaspora in the US including, health disparities, culture, and discrimination, among others. For the study of disasters, his work has emphasized on disaster resiliency and the importance of social and economic indicators in promoting resilience to the process of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery to disasters. He has expanded his disaster resilience work, particularly as it relates to community resilience, to the study of restoration and resilience for an on-going National Science Foundation research grant. Dr. Rivera received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Mathew Sanders
Mathew Sanders manages the state planning portfolio of Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative, which focuses on state-level efforts to plan for current and future flood risk. In this role, he works directly with state governments and community leaders to advocate for, develop, and implement comprehensive disaster-resilience plans for various flood risks, including coastal surge, riverine, and flash flooding. Before joining Pew, Sanders led the development of Louisiana’s successful application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-sponsored National Disaster Resilience Competition, and upon receipt of a $92.6 million award was the principal planner in development of both funded projects—Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments (LA SAFE) and the relocation of Isle de Jean Charles in remote coastal Louisiana. Sanders was a Route Fifty Navigator Award recipient in The Leaders category for excellence and achievement in state government. Sanders holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University and a master’s in urban planning from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Additionally, he is accredited by the American Planning Association’s American Institute of Certified Planners.
David Shaw
Dr. David Shaw is the Povost and Executive Vice President at Mississippi State University. As Chief Academic Officer for Mississippi State University, David Shaw oversees all academic policies, the integrity of the academic mission, and academic operations of Mississippi’s leading research university and land-grant institution. He provides direct oversight for eight academic colleges and two campuses, as well as many academic and non-academic support units. A longtime faculty member and former vice president for research and economic development at MSU, he works with senior administrators to develop budgetary recommendations that affect the teaching, research and service mission of the institution. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Cameron University in Oklahoma and a master’s and doctorate from Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Shaw previously served as the founding director of the Northern Gulf Institute, a NOAA Cooperative Institute. He also was founding director of the Geosystems Research Institute at MSU, a research and outreach institute focused on spatial technology visualization of complex datasets and computational modeling in agriculture, forestry, water resources, climate, weather and oceanography.

Dr. Shaw is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2017, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program selected him for its prestigious U.S.-France International Education Administrators Program. Dr. Shaw serves on the board, and chairs the budget committee, for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, overseeing $500 million in funding provided by BP in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He was recently appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, one of EPA’s leading advisory boards.

Heidi Stiller
Heidi Stiller is the South Regional Director for NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) Office for Coastal Management (OCM), and she is based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Heidi serves as a focal point for senior level coastal partner interaction at the regional, state, and local levels from North Carolina around to Texas and including the Caribbean. She helps to implement national and regional statutory and other coastal and ocean programs, responds to the needs of users, partners and coastal decision-makers, and delivers technical assistance to meet coastal and ocean challenges. Before joining NOAA, Heidi worked for the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, and spent three years at the Florida Coastal Management Program. Planning that incorporates hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, and natural resource sustainability is a focus of Heidi’s work, including providing data and tools to help communities address and communicate coastal inundation risks. She has experience with post-disaster recovery planning, and recently served as an author on the coastal chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. Stiller received her Masters in Public Policy from Duke University.
James Temte
James Temte is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and joined Alaska Pacific University in 2018. Temte is currently serving as the Acting Director of APU’s Office of Research and Community Engagement. In addition, he also serves as adjunct faculty in the Institute of Culture and the Environment. His favorite classes to teach include the topics of Modern Indigenous Art, Climate Change, and Co-Production of Knowledge. Over the course of his career, Temte has spent time with Tribes in all regions of the US and most recently Alaska. It has been fascinating for him to learn of the similarities and very unique differences between Indigenous people. This always reminds him to approach with a clear and open mind. Temte have an M.S. in Applied Environmental Science and Technology, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK; and a B.S. in Biology, Fort Lewis College. Temte's interest in the Arctic is with the people of the Arctic and their interactions with the natural world. He has a passion for supporting Indigenous voices, tribal sovereignty, tribal self-determination, and co-production of knowledge, including Indigenous methodologies and Western Science using innovative community engagement methods that include mural art, traditional Indigenous culture, science and media. Temte loves to work with communities on multi-disciplinary teams that inspire a broader understanding. For him, the best part of being involved in community research activities is when the community voices and priorities are not only heard but supported, celebrated and preserved.

Events


Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

This is the fourth meeting of the committee for "Criteria for Community Participation in the Gulf Research Program’s Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) Initiative". There will be an open session. Exact time of the open session and speaker list to come.

To join the open session via zoom, please reach out to Olivia Torbert, otorbert@nas.edu. Thank you.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
N/A

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
N/A


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  John-Ben Soileau
Contact Email:  jsoileau@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (504) 931-0280

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
-

Description :   

This is day two of the third meeting of the committee for "Criteria for Community Participation in the Gulf Research Program’s Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) Initiative". 

12:00 - 1:15 will be open to the public

1:15 - 2:00 will be a closed session

To join the open session, please reach out to Olivia Torbert, otorbert@nas.edu. Thank you.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
N/A

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
N/A


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  John-Ben Soileau
Contact Email:  jsoileau@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (504) 931-0280

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

All committee members were present.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The closed session concentrated on fleshing out an outline of the study report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 08, 2021
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
-

Description :   

This is a closed session meeting.

This is day 1 of the third meeting of the committee for "Criteria for Community Participation in the Gulf Research Program’s Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) Initiative". 

For any questions or requests, please reach out to Olivia Torbert, otorbert@nas.edu. Thank you.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
N/A

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
N/A


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  John-Ben Soileau
Contact Email:  jsoileau@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (504) 931-0280

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

All committee members were present.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

4 Committee Members gave presentations. See the list below:

- Jaimie Masterson: TXTC—Lessons Learned and Criteria for Participation
- Mat Sanders: LA-SAFE and Multi-jurisdictional Engagement Efforts
- David Shaw: GoMRI and Research-intensive Partnerships
- Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling: GHROP—Enterprise Evaluation and the Management of a Regional Public Health Effort

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Slide decks from the 4 presenting committee members were provided as well as two additional articles from Jennifer Langinrichsen-Rohling. These are all available in the Public Access File upon request.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 08, 2021
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
Workshop

Description :   

The Committee on Establishing Criteria for Community Participation in the Gulf Research Program’s Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) Initiative will host a thematic panel on environmental justice partnerships to inform their work. 

To attend this open session, please email Olivia Torbert at otorbert@nas.edu to request the zoom information.

Panel Speakers:

From the Environmental Protection Agency

  • Victoria Robinson, Lead for Stakeholder Engagement & Emergency Management, Community Support and Engagement Team, Office of Environmental Justice, USEPA
  • Sherly Stohs, PhD, Region 10, Environmental Justice Program Coordinator and EJ Grants Coordinator, Office of the Regional Administration Division, Policy and Environmental Review Branch, USEPA
  • Danny Gogal, Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Program Manager, EPA Lead for International Human Rights, Community Support and Engagement Team, Office of Environmental Justice, USEPA

Community Stakeholders:


Registration for Online Attendance :   
N/A

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
N/A


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Olivia Torbert
Contact Email:  otorbert@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
-

Description :   

This is a closed session meeting.

This is the third meeting of the committee for "Criteria for Community Participation in the Gulf Research Program’s Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) Initiative". 

For any questions or requests, please reach out to Olivia Torbert, otorbert@nas.edu. Thank you.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
N/A

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
N/A


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  John-Ben Soileau
Contact Email:  jsoileau@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (504) 931-0280

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

This is a closed session meeting.

This second meeting of the committee for "Criteria for Community Participation in the Gulf Research Program’s Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) Initiative". 

For any questions or requests, please reach out to Olivia Torbert, otorbert@nas.edu. Thank you.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
N/A

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
N/A


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  John-Ben Soileau
Contact Email:  jsoileau@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (504) 931-0280

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

All Committee Members were present except Amy Lesen.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

- Conflict of Interest and Bias Discussion
- Review of Working Groups Efforts
- Discussion of Report Outline
- Planning for Environmental Justice Panel

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 02, 2021
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
-

Description :   

This is a closed session meeting.

This is the second day of the first meeting of the committee to create "Criteria for Community Participation in the Gulf Research Program’s Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) Initiative".

For any questions or requests, please reach out to Olivia Torbert, otorbert@nas.edu. Thank you.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
N/A

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
N/A


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  John-Ben Soileau
Contact Email:  jsoileau@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (504) 931-0280

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

All committee members were present.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Reflections on Day 1
Discussion of potential programs and speakers to engage

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 09, 2021
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

This is a closed session meeting.

This is the first day of the first meeting of the committee for "Criteria for Community Participation in the Gulf Research Program’s Enhancing Community Resilience (EnCoRe) Initiative". 

For any questions or requests, please reach out to Olivia Torbert, otorbert@nas.edu. Thank you.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
N/A

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
N/A


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  John-Ben Soileau
Contact Email:  jsoileau@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (504) 931-0280

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

All committee members were present.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Welcome and Introductions
Review and Discussion of Statement of Task
Review and Discussion of Draft Report Outline

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No materials were made available

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 09, 2021
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

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