Meet The CONVERGE Team
Our team includes researchers, students, and affiliates who contribute to the mission of CONVERGE. We represent a range of disciplines in the social sciences, public health, and interdisciplinary studies in the hazards and disaster field. You can learn more and read our bios below. Our efforts are also supported and enhanced by collaborators at several other institutions and the larger team at the Natural Hazards Center here at the University of Colorado Boulder. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Rachel Adams is a research associate at the National Science Foundation-funded CONVERGE initiative and the Natural Hazards Center. Her research interests include building community resilience, reducing social vulnerability to disasters, and translating evidence-based practices in emergency preparedness and response. She earned her PhD in community health sciences from the University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health and her Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Southern California.
Adams joined CONVERGE and the Natural Hazards Center in 2019. She leads the development of the CONVERGE Training Modules and is co-investigator of a U.S. Geological Survey-funded mixed methods study focusing on adopting Earthquake Early Warning systems in K-12 schools throughout the west coast of the United States. She also contributes to a number of research activities that focus on enhancing the ethical conduct and practical application of hazards and disaster research.