The Disaster Health Research Lab at UMBC focuses on public health impacts of disasters and public health emergencies.

The Disaster Health Research Lab (DHRL) is located in the Department of Emergency Health Services in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science (CAHSS).

Dr. Lauren Clay is the Principal Investigator for the Disaster Health Research Lab.  Recent work has focused on disaster impacts on food insecurity, mental health and stress, community adaptation to climate change, and community recovery from hurricanes, tornadoes, petrochemical spills, and other natural hazards and the COVID-19 pandemic.