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Funded Research

Detroit Flooding & Health Pilot Study

1. Characterize the type and scale of recurrent household flooding in Detroit using multiple existing data sources, including survey data from the Detroit Metropolitan Area Community Survey, NEW-GI, and the Office of Sustainability, as well as records from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and potential exposure data from CSO modeling;
2. Develop and pilot household survey items within the Center for Urban Studies current survey efforts;
3. Develop a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) survey tool with a corresponding sampling strategy with support from the MDHHS; and
4. Convene researchers with community and municipal leaders to: 1) discuss and co-interpret findings from aims 1 and 2, 2) co-develop the CASPER tool proposed in aim 3, 3) generate additional research questions, and 4) inform flood prevention and response.


Wayne State University

Funding Period:

09/01/2019 to 06/06/2021