Jonathan Sury

Pronouns: he/him/his

Senior Staff Associate II, National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), Columbia Climate School

475 Riverside Drive
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New York, NY 10115


Jonathan Sury is a Senior Staff Associate at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. He holds a master of public health degree in Environmental Health Sciences with a concentration in Environment and Molecular Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. He has a keen interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their use in disaster preparedness and recovery. Presently, he contributes to a variety of disaster-related research at NCDP, including community resilience and child-focused preparedness, evaluating the unanticipated consequences of pandemic flu, determining racially and ethnically appropriate emergency messaging, analyzing the long-term disaster resiliency and recovery issues in the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina, and the measurement and mapping of social vulnerability and the role of place and space in disaster recovery. He is currently a doctoral student in the Leadership in Global Health and Humanitarian Systems program within the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.


Only select publications listed below
Name Published Date
Exploring Community Needs for Disaster Shelters Using Cultural Probes 2022
Parental Education and Child Physical Health Following the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 2022
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Exposure, Industry Sector, and Child Health 2021
Disparate effects of BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill exposure on psychological resilience 2021
Examining the Dose–Response Relationship: Applying the Disaster Exposure Matrix to Understand the Mental Health Impacts of Hurricane Sandy 2021
Family Resilience Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Theory and Evidence 2021
Fourteen Months into the Covid-19 Pandemic: What We Miss the Most 2021
Informes Temáticos RCRC: Porqué los Niños Deben Ser la Prioridad #1 en Desastres 2021
RCRC Issue Briefs: Why Children Should Be the #1 Disaster Priority 2021
Deepwater Horizon oil spill exposure and child health: a longitudinal analysis 2020
Family Resilience Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Theory and Evidence 2020
Gulf Coast parents speak: children’s health in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 2020
A Philanthropic Approach to Supporting Emergent Disaster Response and Recovery 2019
Crowd-sourcing structure-from- motion data for terrain modelling in a real-world disaster scenario: A proof of concept 2019
Long-term Recovery From Hurricane Sandy: Evidence From a Survey in New York City 2017
Anger Versus Fear: Perceptions of Terrorism Among the American Public 2016
Children in Disasters: Do Americans Feel Prepared? A National Survey 2016
The American Preparedness Project: Where the US Public Stands in 2015 2016
Do Shared Barriers When Reporting to Work During an Influenza Pandemic Influence Hospital Workers’ Willingness to Work? A Multilevel Framework 2015
The Hurricane Sandy Person Report: Disaster Exposure, Health Impacts, Economic Burden, and Social Well-Being 2015
The Hurricane Sandy Place Report: Evacuation Decisions, Housing Issues and Sense of Community 2015
Children’s Health after the Oil Spill: A Four-State Study Findings from the Gulf Coast Population Impact (GCPI) Project 2013
Measuring the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Access to a Personal Healthcare Provider: The Use of the National Survey of Children's Health for an External Comparison Group 2012
Planning for Long‐Term Recovery Before Disaster Strikes: Case Studies of 4 US Cities: A Final Project Report 2011
Impact on Children and Families of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Preliminary Findings of the Coastal Population Impact Study 2010
Broadcasting Flu Messages – Citywide Transmission and Community Reception: An Evaluation of Ready New York’s pandemic influenza outreach campaign 2009
Second Wind: The Impact of Hurricane Gustav on Children and Families Who Survived Katrina 2009
Unanticipated Consequences of a Pandemic Flu in New York City: A Neighborhood Focus Group Study 2007