Below, you’ll find my published writing organized by publication type and grants. For questions on any specific publication, feel free to reach out. 

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[36] Wu, H.-C., Murphy, H., Greer, A., & Clay, L. (2023). Evacuate or social distance? Modeling the influence of threat perceptions on hurricane evacuation in a dual-threat environment. Risk Analysis, 1–14.

[35] Greer, A., *Huntsman, D., Wu, H-C., Murphy, H., Clay, L. (2023) Household Hurricane Evacuation During a Dual-Threat Event: Hurricane Laura and COVID-19. Transportation Research Part D.

[34] Milburn, A., Clay, LA, McNeill, C. (2023) An Exploration of the Nearest-Shelter Assumption in Shelter Location Models. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

[33] Koyratty, N., Clay, LA, Silver, A., Penta, S. (2023)  Food Insecurity Risks and Food-related Perceptions, Practices, and Problems: A three-state descriptive study during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

[32] Clay, LA., Koyratty, N., Rogus, S., Colón-Rámos, U., *Hossan, A., Josephson, A., Neff, R., Zack, R., Bliss, S., Niles, M. (2023) A mixed methods approach to the development of a disaster food security framework. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

[31] *Riobueno-Naylor, A., Clay, L., *Aubé, S., Lai, B.S. (Accepted). Association between social determinants of health, COVID-19 stressors, and mental health among New York residents early in the pandemic. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

[30] Karaye, I. M., Koyratty, N., Rogus, S., & Clay, L. (2022). Association between Food Worry and Self-Rated Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic. World, 3(4), 928-937.

[29] Clay, L.A. & Kendra J.M. (2022) Differences in Household Preparedness and Adaptation for COVID-19. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

[28] Michael, YL, Smiley, KT, Clay, LA, Hirsch, JA, Lovasi, GS. (2022) Uneven Growth in Social Capital Organizations After Disasters by Pre-Disaster Conditions in the United States 2000-2014. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

[27] Clay, L.A., Greer, A., *Slotter, R., *King, D. (2022) The Social Supportive Role of Food and Meals Following Hurricane Florence. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

[26] Milburn, A., McNeill, C., Clay, LA., Springer, J., Casey-Lockyer, M. (2023) Health Care and Supportive Services in General Population Disaster Shelters. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

[25] Marriott, J.P.; Fiechtner, L.; Birk, N.W.; Taitelbaum, D.; Odoms-Young, A.; Wilson, N.L.; Clay, L.A.; Zack, R.M. (2022) Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Food Pantry Use and Barriers in Massachusetts during the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nutrients, 14 (12), 2531.

[24] Belarmino, E, Clay, LA, Zack, R., Martin, K. (2022) Disparities in diaper need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Equity, 6(1), 150-158.

[23] Niles MT, Beavers AW, Clay LA, et al. (2021) A Multi-Site Analysis of the Prevalence of Food Security in the United States, before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Current Developments in Nutrition, 5(12).

[22] Clay, L.A., Rogus, S. (2021) Food access worries, food assistance use, purchasing behavior, and food insecurity among low income and minority New Yorkers during COVID-19. Frontiers in Nutrition, p.539.

[21] *Lewis, E., Colón-Ramos, U., Gittelsohn, J., Clay, L.A. (2021) Food-seeking behaviors and food insecurity risk among New York State residents during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 54(2), 159-171.

[20] Kendra, J.M., Clay, L.A., Gill, K.B., Trivedi, V.M., Aguirre, B., Nigg, J., Trainor, J., Carbone, E., Links, J. (2021). Community Resilience: Toward a Framework for an Integrated, Interdisciplinary Model of Disaster. Natural Hazards Review, 22(4), 04021049.

[19] Clay, L.A., *Slotter, R., *Heath, B., Lange, V., Colón-Rámos, U. (2021) Capturing disruptions to food availability after disasters: Assessing the food environment following Hurricanes Maria and Florence. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

[18] Clay, L.A., Stone, K., Horney, J. (2021) Quantifying Impacts on Local Public Health Agency’s Leadership, Staffing, and Provision of Essential Public Health Services. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 16(4), 1552-1557.

[17] Clay, LA, Rogus, S. (2021) Impacts of employment, essential work, and risk factors on food access during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

[16] Clay, L.A., Rogus, S. (2021) Primary and Secondary Health Impacts of COVID-19 among Minority Individuals in New York State. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(2), 683.

[15] Smiley, K., Clay, L.A., Ross, A.D., *Chen, Y. (2021) Multi-scalar and Multi-dimensional Conceptions of Social Capital and Mental Health Impacts after Disaster: The case of Hurricane Harvey. Disasters, 46: 473-498.

 [14] McCrory-Churchill, S., Clay, L.A. (2021) Academic Writing: A cross-disciplinary comparison of two writing intensive course models. Imagining SOTL Journal, 1(1), 25-40.

[13] Clay, L.A. & Abramson, D.M. (2020) Bowling Together: Community social institutions protective against poor child mental health. Environmental Justice, 14(3) 206-205.

[12] Ross, A., *Hotard, A., Kamalanathan, M., Nolen, R., Hala, D., Clay, L., Kaiser, K., Quigg, A. (2020) Awareness is Not Enough: Frequent use of water pollution information and changes to risky behavior. Sustainability, 12 (20): 8695.  

[11] Clay, L.A., Ross, A.D. (2020) Factors Associated with Food Insecurity Following Hurricane Harvey in Texas. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(3), 762.

[10] Clay, L. (2019) Field report: Issues in the post-disaster food environment during the immediate response to Hurricane Florence. Disaster Prevention and Management, 29(3), 379-389.

[9] Clay, L., Goetschius, J., Papas, M., Trainor, J., Martins, N., & Kendra, J. (2019) Does Preparedness Matter? The Influence of Household Preparedness on Disaster Outcomes During Superstorm Sandy. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 14(1), 71-79. doi:10.1017/dmp.2019.78

[8] Clay, L. and Greer, A. (2019) Association between long-term stressors and mental health distress following the 2013 Moore tornado: a pilot study. Journal of Public Mental Health, 18(2), 124-134.

[7] Clay, L., Papas, M., Gill, K., & Abramson, D. (2018) Factors Associated with Continued Food Insecurity among Households Recovering from Hurricane Katrina. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(8), 1647.

[6] Ross, A.D., Clay, L. A. (2018) Capital Assets and Rural Resilience: An Analysis of Texas Communities Impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, 8(1-2), 154-186.

[5] Clay, L. A., Greer, A., & Kendra, J. (2018) Learning from historic disaster response: reviewing old lessons on disaster mental health. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, 9(3), 303-331. doi:10.1002/rhc3.12137

[4] Clay, L. A., Papas, M. A., Gill, K., & Abramson, D. M. (2017) Application of a theoretical model toward understanding continued food insecurity post hurricane Katrina. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 12(1), 47-56.

[3] Clay, L., Papas, M., Abramson, D., & Kendra, J. (2017) Social Capital, Neighborhood Disorder, and Disaster Recovery. Journal of Emergency Management, 15(4), 233-246.

[2] Clay, L. A., Goetschius, J. B., Papas, M. A., & Kendra, J. (2014) Influence of mental health on disaster preparedness: findings from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 2007–2009. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 11(3), 375-392. doi:10.1515/jhsem20140013

Book Chapters

[1] Kendra J.M., Clay L.A., Gill K.B. (2018) Resilience and Disasters. In: Rodríguez H., Donner W., Trainor J. (eds) Handbook of Disaster Research. Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research. Springer, Cham.

Datasets, Protocols, Instruments

Clay, Lauren; Koyratty, Nadia; Rogus, Stephanie; Colón-Ramos, Uriyoán; Hossan, Azmal; Josephson, Anna; Neff, Roni; Zack, Rachel; Niles, Meredith (2023) “Disaster Food Security Framework.” DesignSafe-CI. v1

Errett, Nicole; Kossik, Alexandra; Archer, Megan; Ceferino, Luis; Clay, Lauren; Eid, Karl; Khan, Amber; Mitrani-Reiser, Judith; Rodgers, Janise; Shoaf, Kimberley; Soriano Hipol, FeliAnne; Vickery, Jamie; Welton-Mitchell, Courtney (2022) “Data Collection Tool: Post-Earthquake Social Determinants of Health Assessment v 1.0.” DesignSafe-CI.

Clay, L. (2021) "Market Basket Assessment for all Waves", in Hurricane Florence Food Environment Study. DesignSafe-CI. v1

Clay, L. (2021) "Data Collection Tools for Market Basket Assessment", in Hurricane Florence Food Environment Study. DesignSafe-CI. v1

Clay, L. (2021) "Data Collection Tools for Interviews and Observations", in Hurricane Florence Food Environment Study. DesignSafe-CI. v1

Clay, L.A. (2020) “COVID-19 & Social Determinants of Health Data Collection Instrument Repository.” DesignSafe-CI.

Technical, Research, & Policy Briefs

Peek, Lori, Mary Angelica Painter, Gina Eosco, Alison M. Agather, Jonathon Mote, Cassandra Shivers-Williams, Jennifer Tobin, Jolie Breeden, and Open Data Workshop Participants. 2023. Final Report of the Workshop on Open Data and Reuse in Social Science Weather Research. Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder. research/open-data-workshop

Niles, Meredith T.; Acciai, Francesco; Allegro, Deanne; Beavers, Alyssa; Belarmino, Emily H.; Bertmann, Farryl; Biehl, Erin; Bishop-Royse, Jessica; Bradley, Brianna; Brenton, Barrett P.; Buszkiewicz, James; Cavaliere, Brittney N.; Cho, Young; Clark, Eric; Clay, Lauren; Coakley, Kathryn; Coffin-Schmitt, Jeanne; Collier, Sarah M.; Coombs, Casey; Dougan, Marcelle; Dressel, Anne; Drewnowski, Adam; Evans, Tom; Feingold, Beth; Fiorella, Kathryn J.; Funderburk, Katie; Gadhoke, Preety; Gonzales-Pacheco, Diana; Greiner Safi, Amelia; Gu, Sen; Hanson, Karla; Harley, Amy; Harper, Kaitlyn; Ismach, Alan; Josephson, Anna L.; Laestadius, Linnea; LeBlanc, Heidi; Lewis, Laura R.; Litton, Michelle; Martin, Katie S.; Mazzeo, John; Merrill, Scott; Neff, Roni; Nguyen, Esther; Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam; Orbe, Abigail; Otten, Jennifer J.; Parmer, Sondra; Pemberton, Salome; Pignotti, Giselle; Al Abdeen Qusair, Zain; Rivkina, Victoria; Robinson, Joelle; Rogus, Stephanie; Rose, Chelsea M.; Sadeghzadeh, Saloumeh; Savoie-Roskos, Mateja R.; Schattman, Rachel; Sivaramakrishnan, Brinda; Voorhees, McKenna; Yerxa, Kate; and Zack, Rachel, Food Insecurity Prevalence Across Diverse Sites During COVID-19: A Year of Comprehensive Data (2021). College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Faculty Publications. 178.

Clay, L. Rogus, S. Gadhoke, P. (2020) Primary and Secondary Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on New Yorkers (May-June 2020), in National Food Access and COVID Research Team (NFACT) - New York. DesignSafe-CI.

Clay, L. Penta, S. Silver, A. (2020) Risk Perception, Information Seeking, and Protective Actions during COVID-19 among New Yorkers (May-July 2020), in A Multi-Wave Study of Risk Perception, Information Seeking, and Protective Action in COVID-19. DesignSafe-CI.

Gadhoke, P. Brenton, B. Clay, L. (2021) COVID-19 Revealed Racial Disparities in Healthcare Insecurity in NYC Jul-Aug 2020, in National Food Access and COVID Research Team (NFACT) - New York. DesignSafe-CI.

Clay, L., Biehl, L., Colón-Ramos, U., Dunn, C., Hossan, A., Josephson, A., … Niles, M. (2020). COVID-19 and Food Insecurity Research Agenda-Setting Paper. Boulder, CO. Retrieved from

Gadhoke, P., Gu, A., Brenton, B, Clay, L. COVID-19 and Social Determinants of Health: Preliminary Survey Findings from the Greater New York City Metropolitan Area. Report to the St. John’s University community.

James Kendra, Samantha Penta, Lauren Clay, James Goetschius, Jennifer Lazo, Eva Wilson, Austin Barlow, Benigno Aguirre, Tricia Wachtendorf. 2012. Nursing Home and Assisted Living Communities: Challenges in Emergency Preparedness. Report to the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Division of Long-Term Care Residents Protection. Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware.

Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware. 2012. Delaware Long-Term Care Facility Emergency Operations Planning Guidance: Preparing for Tomorrow, Today. (Contributing Author)