versey, ritter ‘19 explore environmentally induced displacement with coe faculty-student research grant

Professor Versey and Emma Ritter ’19 (front, center), with students from Versey’s Critical Health + Social Ecology (CH+SE) Lab.

Assistant Professor of Psychology H. Shellae Versey, PhD and Emma Ritter ’19 launched a faculty-student research collaboration during the 2018-2019 academic year exploring Communities in Crisis: The impact of disasters on mental health. The research focused on environmental hazardsboth natural and manmadeand the resulting effect on health and displacement among various communities. A COE faculty-student research a grant provided Versey and Ritter the opportunity to conduct research that would not have been otherwise possible.

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