Recent DCC research studies and media coverage of research.

Recent Research

  • Houston, J.B., Spialek, M.L., & First, J.* (2018). Disaster media effects: A systematic review and synthesis based on the differential susceptibility to media effects model. Journal of Communication, 68, 734-757. doi: 10.1093/joc/jqy023

  • First, J.,* First, N.L., & Houston, J.B. (2017). Intimate partner violence and disasters: A framework for empowering women experiencing violence in disaster settings. AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work, 32, 390-403doi: 10.1177/0886109917706338

  • Houston, J.B., First, J., Spialek, M.L., Sorenson, M.E., Mills-Sandoval, T., Lockett, M., First, N.L., Nitiéma, P., Allen, S.F., & Pfefferbaum, B. (2017). Randomized controlled trial of the resilience and coping intervention (RCI) with undergraduate university students. Journal of American College Health, 65, 1-9. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2016.1227826

  • J. Brian Houston , Jennifer First, Matthew L. Spialek, Mary E. Sorenson, Megan Koch (2016). Public Disaster Communication and Child and Family Disaster Mental Health: a Review of Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Evidence. Current Psychiatry Reports. doi: 10.1007/s11920-016-0690-5

  • Houston, J.B. (2015). Bouncing forward: Assessing advances in community resilience assessment, intervention, and theory to guide future work. American Behavioral Scientist, 59, 175-180. doi:10.1177/0002764214550294

  • Houston, J.B., Spialek, M.L., Cox, J., Greenwood, M., & First, J. (2015). The centrality of media and communication in fostering community resilience: A framework for assessment and intervention. American Behavioral Scientist, 59, 270-283. doi: 10.1177/0002764214548563

  • Pfefferbaum, R.L., Pfefferbaum, B., Nitiema, P., Houston, J.B., & Van Horn, R.L. (2015). Assessing community resilience: An application of the expanded CART survey instrument with affiliated volunteer responders. American Behavioral Scientist, 59, 181-199. doi: 10.1177/0002764214550295

  • Houston, J.B., Pfefferbaum, B., Sherman, M.D., Melson, A.G., & Brand, M.W. (2013). Family communication across the military deployment experience: Child and spouse report of communication frequency and quality and associated emotions, behaviors, and reactions. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 18, 103-119. doi: 10.1080/15325024.2012.684576

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Pfefferbaum, R. L., Van Horn, R. L., Neas, B. R., & Houston, J. B. (2013). Building community resilience to disasters through a community-based intervention: CART applications. Journal of Emergency Management, 11, 151-159. doi: 10.5055/jem.2013.0134

Media Coverage and Presentations