Associate Research Scientist
New York University College of Global Public Health
Alexis Merdjanoff is an Associate Research Scientist at New York University's College of Global Public Health with research interests in disasters, health, aging and the life course, and housing. Her research explores the mental health and recovery trajectories of individuals and families impacted by disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. As a member of the Program on Population Impact, Recovery and Resiliency, she is working on several studies, including the longitudinal Gulf Coast Child and Family Health (G-CAFH) Study, the Sandy Child and Family Health (S-CAFH) Study, the NIEHS-funded Women’s and Their Children’s Health (WaTCH) Study, and the Deepwater Horizon-related Gulf Coast Population Impact (GCPI) project to answer fundamental questions about improving the health and well-being of populations exposed to disaster. Alexis completed her PhD and M.A. in Sociology at Rutgers, and received her B.S. in Sociology from New York University.