At this year’s Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) interviewed Dr. Melissa Finucane— Senior Social and Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation, and the Director of The Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities— about CRGC’s latest research findings and progress assessing and addressing the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the health, social, and economic wellbeing of people in the Gulf Coast region.

Finucane speaks to CRGC’s research, outreach, and education initiatives, which are aimed at helping communities across the Gulf Coast to more effectively understand, withstand, and overcome the multiple stressors brought on by such disasters.

Watch the full interview to hear more about how CRGC collaborates with its community partners, as well as policymakers, to develop use-inspired, problem-focused solutions and decision-support tools that are directly relevant to building resilience to oils spills and other related disasters.