Flood risk is increasing at a higher rate than our current ability to adapt to those changes. Dr. Lorente uses empirical approaches to developing new models of flood economic impacts and works to implement these models as tools to support land-use policy, risk management, and insurance underwritting decisions. She also uses qualitative research methods to better understand the factors that affect mitigation decisions and seeks ways to enhance insurance incentives and local government mitigation investment decisions. The focus of Dr. Lorente's research is on finding ways to enhance community resilience to floods thru improved representations of flood risk, and better management and use of the physical and built environment of cities.
- Cert. in Professional Certificate in Municipal Finance, University of Chicago - (Chicago, Illinois, United States) 2018
- Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States), Postdoctoral Training 2018
- Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science, Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) 2016
- M.U.P. in Urban Planning, Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) 2005
- Lorente, P. (2019). A spatial analytical approach for evaluating flood risk and property damages: Methodological improvements to modelling. JOURNAL OF FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT. 12(4),
- Rogers, G. O., Bardenhagen, E. K., & Lorente, P. (2016). Limiting disaster assistance to enhance community resilience. Resilience. 4(3), 1-20.