Project 4: DNORS Analysis

Broad Impacts (DNORS ANALYSIS)

Lead: Narayan Sastry, Ph.D.

This component analyzes already-collected data from the Displaced New Orleans Residents Study (DNORS), which employs a representative sample of New Orleans’ pre-Katrina population. The aims of this study are to characterize return migration propensities and displacement locations among individuals and families displaced from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; describe the prevalence of psychological distress and disparities by factors such as race; and assess the causal effects of residential displacement and relocation on mental health outcomes.

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University of Michigan

Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center

Narayan Sastry, PhD