Sahar Derakhshan

Sahar Derakhshan
University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA · Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Ph.D. | M.P.P.

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22
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18 Research Items
252 Citations
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Additional affiliations
August 2018 - January 2019
University of South Carolina
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Teaching GEOG 103: Introduction to Geography
January 2018 - May 2018
University of South Carolina
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Teaching GEOG 330: Geography of Disasters
Education
August 2016 - June 2020
University of South Carolina
Field of study
  • Geography
August 2011 - May 2015
University of California, Berkeley
Field of study
  • Public Policy
September 2006 - February 2009
University of Tehran
Field of study
  • Natural Hazards and Disaster Management

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Publications (22)
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Resilience measurement continues to be a meeting ground between policy makers and academics. However, there are inherent limitations in measuring disaster resilience. For example, resilience indicators produced by FEMA and one produced by an independent academic group (BRIC) measure community resilience by defining and quantifying community resilie...
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The study of post-disaster recovery requires an understanding of the reconstruction process and growth trend of the impacted regions. In case of earthquakes, while remote sensing has been applied for response and damage assessment, its application has not been investigated thoroughly for monitoring the recovery dynamics in spatially and temporally...
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During the past decade, the number of earthquakes has increased dramatically in the state of Oklahoma, largely attributed to induced seismicity from wastewater injections (hydraulic fracturing). The increased seismic disaster risk in Oklahoma has captured public attention and necessitated actions by decision makers to mediate the consequences. Geos...
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As improved data availability and disaster resilience knowledge help progress community resilience quantification schemes, spatial refinements of the associated empirical methods become increasingly crucial. Most existing empirically based indicators in the U.S. use county-level data, while qualitatively based schemes are more locally focused. The...
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An ongoing debate in academic and practitioner communities, centers on the measurement similarities and differences between social vulnerability and community resilience. More specifically, many see social vulnerability and community resilience measurements as conceptually and empirically the same. Only through a critical and comparative assessment...
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This paper compares economic recovery in the COVID-19 pandemic with other types of disasters, at the scale of businesses. As countries around the world struggle to emerge from the pandemic, studies of business impact and recovery have proliferated; however, pandemic research is often undertaken without the benefit of insights from long-standing res...
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Transdisciplinary approaches to research involve deliberate integration of theory, methods, and knowledge across disciplines. In disaster studies, transdisciplinarity can be valuable for research teams that span multiple disciplines, offering a framework for identifying problems and proposing solutions in a way that is inclusive of traditional and...
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This article summarizes the Next Generation Attenuation (NGA) Subduction (NGA-Sub) project, a major research program to develop a database and ground motion models (GMMs) for subduction regions. A comprehensive database of subduction earthquakes recorded worldwide was developed. The database includes a total of 214,020 individual records from 1,880...
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This paper examines the spatial and temporal trends in county-level COVID-19 cases and fatalities in the United States during the first year of the pandemic (January 2020–January 2021). Statistical and geospatial analyses highlight greater impacts in the Great Plains, Southwestern and Southern regions based on cases and fatalities per 100,000 popul...
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The allure of disaster resilience studies continues to garner interest by policy makers and academics alike. While there are advances in assessing communities’ resilience to natural hazards at different scales, monitoring changes in resilience lags behind. This paper updates the 2010 Baseline Resilience Index for Communities (BRIC) using the six di...
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As the COVID-19 pandemic moved beyond the initial heavily impacted and urbanized Northeast region of the United States, hotspots of cases in other urban areas ensued across the country in early 2020. In South Carolina, the spatial and temporal patterns were different, initially concentrating in small towns within metro counties, then diffusing to c...
Technical Report
This Working Group focuses on the economic recovery of businesses and economies from the COVID-19 pandemic. With communities around the world experiencing severe economic impacts, we anticipate a proliferation of efforts to track, assess, and explain local economic recovery. Our Working Group's efforts are focused on understanding how the knowledge...
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Full text on ProQuest | ProQuest Number: 28023853
Technical Report
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This Working Group focuses on the economic recovery of businesses and economies from the COVID-19 pandemic. With communities around the world experiencing severe economic impacts, we anticipate a proliferation of efforts to track, assess, and explain local economic recovery. Our Working Group's efforts are focused on understanding how the knowledge...
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The allure of disaster resilience studies continues to garner interest by policy makers and academics alike. While there are advances in assessing communities’ resilience to natural hazards at different scales, monitoring changes in resilience lags behind. This paper updates the 2010 Baseline Resilience Index for Communities (BRIC) using the six di...
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Homogeneous estimates of moment magnitude (M) for small-to-moderate magnitude (SMM) earthquakes are important to assess the regional ground motion compared to global models. However, an estimate of M was available for only 6% of the shallow crustal earthquakes in Iran from 1973 to 2013 in the database developed by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering...
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Iran is one of the most seismically active countries of the world located on the Alpine-Himalayan earthquake belt. More than 180,000 people were killed due to earthquakes in Iran during the last five decades. Considering the fact that most Iranians live in masonry and non-engineered houses, having a comprehensive program for decreasing the vulnerab...
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In the very early hours of 26th December 2003, a devastating and strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck Bam, one of the historical cities of Kerman province in the south of Iran. According to the official reports, more than 30,000 were killed and about 25,000 injured. More than 80% of the town’s buildings were also destroyed. After the di...

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