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Course and Aging director publishes book examining impact of natural disasters on lifespan
Date:12/22/2009

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  • Thompson E. Davis III, LSU Department of Psychology
  • Betsy Garrison, LSU School of Human Ecology and LSU AgCenter
  • Yoshinori Kamo, LSU Department of Sociology
  • Mary Lou Kelley, LSU Department of Psychology
  • Loren Marks, LSU School of Human Ecology
  • Stacy Overstreet, Tulane University Department of Psychology and LSU LCAC
  • Diane Sasser, LSU School of Human Ecology and LSU AgCenter
  • Carl Weems, UNO Department of Psychology and LSU LCAC
  • Tracey Rizzuto, LSU Department of Psychology

    "I know that I speak for all of the contributing authors when I tell you that my hat goes off to Dr. Cherry," said Betsy Garrison, contributing author and member of LSU's School of Human Ecology and LSU's AgCenter. "She has put together a truly noteworthy, comprehensive and moving book. A book that, in a scientifically rigorous way, uniquely captures the experiences of people of all ages and walks of life, including those of us who have led parallel lives for several years now, that of both survivors and scholars. This book demonstrates to the world the collective excellence of life course and aging scholarship at LSU and is a harbinger for the future."

    According to the Springer Web site, the book examines "human strengths and vulnerabilities during large-scale devastation and crisis." The panel of authors, the majority of whom are from Louisiana, along with chapter contributors from Virginia Tech and University of Michigan, have targeted the book toward both to mental health care providers and to others involved in developing disaster preparedness strategy, intervention and recovery programs at the community, state and regional levels.

    "Examining the impact of the 2005 hurricanes through scholarship was an important part of the LSU response and in this book Dr. Cherry has gathered together the work that was completed as part of that response," said Teresa Buchanan, contributing author and member of LSU's Dep
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