Dr. Thompson's research in human-environment interactions examines relationships between social systems and natural hazard impacts using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods, including GIS, survey analysis, and spatial statistics. Past research projects have included emergency management and hazard response assessments, hazard probability and potential hazards impact on public health, affordable housing, and hazmat-specific planning. Her current research examines how multiscalar indicators influence vulnerability using spatial, multilevel statistical models. Other current research projects are focused on identifying and quantifying the impact of risk perception and agency indicators on community vulnerability through the statistical analysis of survey data to enhance community scale hazard mitigation assessments with non-traditional vulnerability indicators.

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Academic Articles10
  • Thompson, C. M., & Dezzani, R. J (2021). Examining relationships between traditional vulnerability data proxies and hurricane risk perception indicators. Journal of Risk Research. 24(8), 913-940.
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  • Edey, D., Thompson, C. M., Cherian, J., & Hammond, T. (2021). Online local natural hazards education for young adults: assessing program efficacy and changes in risk perception for Texas natural hazards. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 1-32.
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  • Swienton, H., Thompson, C. M., Billman, M. A., Bowlick, F. J., Goldberg, D. W., Klein, A., Horney, J. A., & Hammond, T. (2021). Direct Injuries and Fatalities of Texas Tornado Outbreaks from 1973 to 2007. The Professional Geographer. 73(2), 171-185.
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  • Karaye, I. M., Taylor, N., Perez-Patron, M., Thompson, C., & Horney, J. A. (2021). Factors Associated with Hurricane Evacuation: A Statistical Meta-Analysis of Studies, 1999-2018.. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 1-9.
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  • Frzier, T., & Thompson, C. (2013). Coastal Planning Policies in Developed Countries. Black, B. (Eds.), Climate Change An Encyclopedia of Science and History. 348-354. ABC-CLIO.
Conference Papers1
  • Frazier, T. G., Thompson, C. M., & Dezzani, R. J. (2013). Development of a spatially explicit vulnerability-resilience model for community level hazard mitigation enhancement. WIT Transactions on The Built Environment, DISASTER MANAGEMENT 2013. 1, 13-24.
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Texas A&M University; Geography; 3147 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3147