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Shivangi Prasad, Ph.D.
(Florida Atlantic University)


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Shivangi Prasad's research focuses on natural hazards, climate change, social vulnerability modeling, resilience building, and GIS/spatial analysis. She is particularly interested in exploring human-environmental interactions from the perspective of human vulnerability, response and adaptation to creeping climate stresses as well as sudden shocks caused by natural hazard events. Other topics of interest include environmental justice, inequities in resource allocation and political ecology as they relate to the hazard-disaster realm. Shivangi has a background in quantitative research methods and in using GIS and remote sensing for data visualization and advanced spatial and statistical analysis. In addition to utilizing GIS in her research, Shivangi has professional experience using GIS to address issues in the healthcare sector, in urban planning and in the retail industry. Her recent research has been published in Applied Geography, Land Use Policy, and Climate and Development. Shivangi teaches courses in Physical Geography, Environment, GIS and Remote Sensing.


Silva, J.M.C. and Prasad, S. (2017) Green and Socioeconomic Infrastructures in the Brazilian Amazonia: Implications for a Changing Climate. Climate and Development. DOI

Prasad, S. (2017) Measuring and Comparing Hospital Accessibility for Palm Beach County’s Elderly and Nonelderly Populations During a Hurricane. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 1-5. DOI:10.1017/dmp.2017.89

da Silva, J. M. C., Prasad, S., & Diniz-Filho, J. A. F. (2017) The impact of deforestation, urbanization, public investments, and agriculture on human welfare in the Brazilian Amazonia. Land Use Policy. Vol. 65: 135-142. DOI

Prasad, S. and Stoler, J.(2016) Mobile Home Residents and Hurricane Vulnerability in South Florida: Research Gaps and Challenges. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. Vol. 7(4): 436-439DOI 10.1007/s13753-016-0101-x

Prasad, S. (2016) Assessing Evacuation Assistance Need in the 100 Year Floodplain of South Florida. Applied Geography.Vol. 67: 67-76; DOI