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Research Papers

Read a brief summary of some key results to date.

Effects of housing aid on psychosocial health after a disaster. Maria Laurito, Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health June 2022 Vol 19(12), 7302

Effects of a natural disaster on mortality risks over the longer term. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Cecep Sumantri and Duncan Thomas. Nature Sustainability, 11 May 2020.

HPLC-based measurement of glycated hemoglobin using dried blood spots collected under adverse conditions. Duncan Thomas, Teresa Seeman, Alan Potter, Peifeng Hu, Eileen Crimmins, Elizabeth Henny Herningtyas, Cecep Sumantri and Elizabeth Frankenberg. March, 2018. Biodemography and Social Biology. 64.1:43-62.

Human capital and shocks: Evidence on education, health and nutrition. Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas. January, 2018. Forthcoming in Chris Barrett, Michael Carter and Jean-Paul Chavas (eds.) The Economics of Poverty Traps University of Chicago Press.

Adult Mortality Five Years after a Natural Disaster. Jessica Ho, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Cecep Sumatri, and Duncan Thomas. Population and Development Review, 43(3): 467-490, 2017.

The Effects of Mortality on Fertility: Population Dynamics After a Natural Disaster. Jenna Nobles, Elizabeth Frankenberg, and Duncan Thomas. Demography, 52.1:15-38, 2015.

Demography of disasters. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Maria Laurito and Duncan Thomas. In James D. Wright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition (Area 3), North Holland: Amsterdam, forthcoming.

The Evolution of Well-Being in the Aftermath of a Disaster: Evidence from Aceh and North Sumatra. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Cecep Sumantri, and Duncan Thomas. In Helen James and Douglas Paton (eds.) "The Consequences of Disasters: Demographic, Planning and Policy Implications" C. H. Thomas: Illinois, forthcoming.

The Impact of Parental Death on Child Well-being: Evidence From the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Ava Cas, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Wayan Suriastini, and Duncan Thomas. Demography, 51.2:437-457, 2014.

Studying displacement after a disaster using large scale survey methods: Sumatra after the 2004 Tsunami. Clark Gray, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Thomas Gillespie, Cecep Sumantri and Duncan Thomas. Annals of the Asociation of American Geographers, 104.3:594-612, 2014.

Nighttime lights time series of tsunami damage and recovery in Sumatra, Indonesia. Thomas Gillespie, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Kai Fung Chum and Duncan Thomas. Remote Sensing Letters, 5.3:286-294, 2014.

Education, Vulnerability and Resilience after a Natural Disaster. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Bondan Sikoki, Cecep Sumantri, Wayan Suriastini and Duncan Thomas. Ecology and Society, 18.2:16, 2013.
Reprinted in Education and Differential Vulnerability to Natural Disasters (Jan Sendzimir and Bill Butz, eds.), 2014.

Community Destruction and Traumatic Stress in Post-Tsunami Indonesia. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Jenna Nobles and Cecep Sumantri. Journal of Health and Social Behavior53.4:498-514, 2012.

Mortality, family and the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Thomas Gillespie, Samuel Preston, Bondan Sikoki and Duncan Thomas. Economic Journal, 121:554:F162-82, 2011.

Mental health in Sumatra after the Tsunami. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Jed Friedman, Thomas Gillespie, Nick Ingwersen, Robert Pynoos, Bondan Sikoki, Alan Steinberg, Cecep Sumantri Wayan Suriastini and Duncan Thomas. American Journal of Public Health, 98:1671-1677, 2008.

Assessing health and education services in the aftermath of a disaster. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Jed Friedman, Fadia Saadah, Bondan Sikoki, Wayan Suriastini Cecep Sumantri and Duncan Thomas. In Fadia Amin, Jishnu Das and Markus Goldstein (eds.) Are you being served? New tools for measuring service delivery, 2008, Washington: World Bank Publications.

Assessment of Natural Hazard Damage and Reconstruction: A Case Study from Banda Aceh, Sumatra. Thomas Gillespie, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Matt Braughton, Abigail Cook, Tiffany Armenta and Duncan Thomas California Center for Population Research, December, 2009.

Assessment and prediction of natural hazards from satellite imagery. Thomas Gillespie, Jasmine Chu, Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas Progress in Physical Geography, 31.5:459-70, 2007.

Popular press

Why did some Indonesian women bear more children after the 2004 tsunami? Simone Pathe. PBS Newshour, December 26 2014.

Boxing Day tsunami: the resilience and recovery that followed. Duncan Thomas and Elizabeth Frankenberg. The Conversation, December 26 2014.

Post-tsunami Aceh bounces back. Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas. South China Morning Post, December 23 2014.

A huge fertility boom followed the Boxing Day tsunami. Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas. The Conversation, December 23 2014.

Resilience and recovery ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami: A summary of results from the STAR project. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Duncan Thomas, and Jed Friedman. World Bank Development Impact, December 18 2014.

Why Do People Keep Having Children? Stephen Dubner. Freakonomics, November 13 2014.

After the Tsunami: 10 Years of Recovery and Resilience. Mary-Russell Roberson. Sanford Insights, Fall 2014.