Every year, the University of Iowa showcases student researchers, scholars, and creators through the Dare to Discover campaign. The 2021 showcase features 39 students across campus and includes one of our Heartland Center Trainees.
Chelsea Hicks is a PhD student in the Occupational Injury Prevention program and is expected to graduate in May. Through her research, Chelsea seeks to understand how stressor events impact trends in violence. Disasters, such as the Iowa flood of 2008, can have deeper impacts than what’s at face value.
In her Dare to Discover profile, Chelsea describes why her research matters: “Climate research shows that extreme weather events will continue to increase in frequency as time progresses… Understanding the impact natural disasters have on violence trends can aid in communities being better positioned to prepare and recover from disaster events.”
Read more about Chelsea’s research on her profile.