Gulf Resilience Resources

We are pleased to provide the following links to useful publications and websites. If you have additional suggestions, please email our web coordinator at resilientgulf@rand.org.

Searchable Database of DWH Oil Spill Research

We developed our Database of Research on the Human Impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to help researchers recognize where work has already been conducted in this area, and where additional research efforts may be needed.
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Health Literature Search and Database

We conducted a literature review on the health impacts of oil spills to identify what was already known about the effects of oil spills as well as where there were gaps in our knowledge. An overview document explains how the database (a downloadable spreadsheet) was developed and how to use it.
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Abramson, D. et al., “Children’s health after the oil spill: A four-state study. Findings from the Gulf Coast Population Impact (GCPI) Project” NCDP Briefing Report 2013_1 (National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, 2013).

Adger, W. N. Social and ecological resilience: Are they related? Progress in Human Geography 24, 347 (2000).Cutter, S. L. et al., A place-based model for understanding community resilience to natural disasters. Global Environmental Change 18, 598 (2008).

Cutter, S.L., B. J. Boruff, W. Shirley, Social vulnerability to environmental hazards. Social Science Quarterly 84, 242 (2003).

Gill, D.A., Ritchie, L.A., Picou,J.S., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Long, M.S., and Shenesey, J.W. 2014. “The Exxon and BP Oil Spills: A Comparison of Psychosocial Impacts.” Natural Hazards 72 (DOI) 10.1007/s11069-014-1280-7.

Gill, D.A., Picou, J.S., and Ritchie, L.A. 2012. “The 2010 BP Oil Spill and 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: A Comparison of Initial Social Impacts.” American Behavioral Scientist 56(1): 3-23. http://abs.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/08/05/0002764211408585.full.pdf+html.

Institute of Medicine, Assessing the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on human health: A summary of the June 2010 workshop. (The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2010).

Luu, K., A. Nkwake, D. Elzie, S. C. Pendley, Higher Education Solutions Network Resilient Africa Network: A Systematic Approach to Resilience Assessment, Measurement and Analysis. (United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 2003).

Michel, J. et al., Extent and Degree of Shoreline Oiling: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico, USA. PLOS ONE 8, 1 (2013). 065087

Myers, C. A., T. Slack, J. Singelmann, Social vulnerability and migration in the wake of disaster: The case of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Population and Environment 29, 271 (2008).

National Research Council, Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making. T. Dietz, P. C. Stern, Eds., (National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2008).

National Research Council Committee on Metrics for Global Change Research Climate Research Committee, Thinking Strategically: The Appropriate use of Metrics for the Climate Change Science Program. (National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2005).

Norris, F. H., S. P. Stevens, B. Pfefferbaum, K. F. Wyche, R. L. Pfefferbaum, Community resilience as a metaphor, theory, set of capacities, and strategy for disaster readiness. American Journal of Community Psychology 41, 127 (2008).

Picou, J. Steven. 2011. “The BP Catastrophe and Sociological Practice: Mitigating Community Impacts through Peer-Listener Training.”Journal of Applied Social Science 21(5/2): 1-12.

Ritchie, L.A., Gill, D.A., and Picou, J.S. 2011. “The BP Disaster as an Exxon Valdez Rerun” Contexts 10(3): 30-35. DOI10.1177/1536504211418454

Scyphers, S. B., J. S. Picou, R. D. Brumbaugh, and S. P. Powers. 2014. “Integrating societal perspectives and values for improved stewardship of a coastal ecosystem engineer.” Ecology and Society 19(3): 38. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06835-190338

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Behavioral Health in the Gulf Coast Region Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill” HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4737 (Rockville, MD; Atlanta, GA, 2013).

Teich, J. L. , M. R. Pemberton, Epidemiologic studies of behavioral health following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Limited impact or limited ability to measure? The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, (Feb 21, 2014).

Abramson, David M., Irwin E. Redlener, Tasha Stehling-Ariza, Jonathan Sury, Akilah N. Banister, and Yoon Soo Park. 2010. Impact on Children and Families of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Preliminary Findings of the Coastal Population Impact Study.” National Center for Disaster Preparedness. Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University.

Cope, Michael R., Tim Slack, Troy C. Blanchard, and Matt R. Lee. 2013. Does Time Heal All Wounds? Community Attachment, Natural Resource Employment, and Health Impacts in the Wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster.” Social Science Research 42(3):872-881.

D’Andrea, Mark A. and G. Kesava Reddy. 2014. “Health Risks Associated with Crude Oil Exposure.” American Journal of Medicine 127(9):886.e9-886.e13.

D’Andrea, Mark A. and G. Kesava Reddy. 2013. “Health Consequences of Subjects Involved in the Gulf Oil Spill Clean-up Activities.” American Journal of Medicine 126(11):966-974.

Drescher, Christopher F., Stefan E. Schulenberg, and Veronica C. Smith. 2014. “The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Mississippi Gulf Coast: Mental Health in the Context of a Technological Disaster.” American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 84(2):142-151.

Fan, Amy Z., Marta R. Prescott, Guixiang Zhao, Carol A. Gotway, and Sandro Galea. 2015. “Individual and Community Level Determinants of Mental and Physical Health After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Findings from the Gulf States Population Survey.” Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research 42(1):23-41.

Goldstein, Bernard D., Howard J. Osofsky, and Maureen Y. Lichtveld. 2011. “The Gulf Oil Spill.” The New England Journal of Medicine 364:1334-1348.

Gould, Deborah W., Judith L. Teich, Michael R. Pemberton, Carol Pierannunzi, and Sharon Larson. 2015. “Behavioral Health in the Gulf Coast Region Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Findings from Two Federal Surveys.” The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research 42(1):6-22.

Grattan, Lynn M., Sparkle Roberts, William T. Mahan, Patrick K. McLaughlin, W. Steven Otwell, and J. Glenn Morris Jr. 2011. “The Early Psychological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Florida and Alabama Communities.” Environmental Health Perspectives 119(6):838-843.

Lee, Matthew R. and Troy C. Blanchard. 2012. “Community Attachment and Negative Affective States in the Context of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster.” American Behavioral Scientist 56(1):24-47.

“Mental Health Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” MDB Inc., 2013

Osofsky, Howard J., Joy D. Osofsky, and Tonya C. Hansel. 2011. “Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Mental Health Effects on Residents in Heavily Affected Areas.” Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 5(4):280-286.

Rosenberg, Linda and Linda Ligenza. 2015. “The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Ongoing Mental Health Impact.” Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research 42(1):1-2.

Rotkin-Ellman, Miriam, Karen K. Wong, and Gina M. Solomon. 2012. “Seafood Contamination After the BP Gulf Oil Spill and Risks to Vulnerable Populations: A Critique of the FDA Risk Assessment.” Environmental Health Perspectives 120(2):157-161.

Zan, Amy Z., Marta R. Prescott, Guixiang Zhao, Carol A. Gotway, and Sandro Galea. 2014. “Individual and Community-Level Determinants of Mental and Physical Health After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Findings from the Gulf States Population Survey.” The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 42(1):23-41.