Selected Publications

Academic Publications

Patel, S. S., McCaul, B., Caceres, G., Peters, L., Patel, R.B, & Clark-Ginsberg, A.(2021). Delivering the promise of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in fragile and conflict-affected contexts (FCAC): A case study of the NGO GOAL’s response to the Syria conflict. Progress in Disaster Science, 10, 100172.

Clark-Ginsberg, A., McCaul, B., Bremaud, I, Cáceres, G., Mpanje, D., Patel, S. S., & Patel, R.B (2020). Practitioner Approaches to Measuring Community Resilience: The Analysis of the Resilience of Communities to Disasters Toolkit. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101714.

Conroy, K.M. & Patel, S. S. (2021). Keeping Elderly Loneliness at Bay. Boston University School of Public Health Public Health Post.

Patel, S.S., Moncayo, O.E, Conroy, K.M, Jordan, D., & Erickson TB. (2020). The Landscape of Disinformation on Health Crisis Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ukraine: hybrid warfare tactics, fake news impact and review of evidence. Journal of Science Communication (JCOM), 19 (05), A02.

Conroy, K.M., Krishnan, S., Mittelstaedt, S., & Patel, S. S. (2020). Technological advancements to address elderly loneliness: Practical considerations and community resilience implications for COVID-19 pandemic. Working with Older People, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

Patel, S. S., Webster, R.K., Greenberg, N., Weston, D. & Brooks, S. K. (2020). Research fatigue in COVID-19 pandemic and post-disaster research: Causes, consequences and recommendations. Disaster Prevention and Management, doi: 10.1108/DPM-05-2020-0164.

Patel, S. S. & Clark-Ginsburg, A. (2020). Incorporating issues of Elderly Loneliness into the COVID-19 Public Health Response. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-3. doi:10.1017/dmp.2020.145.

Mathews, C., Lombard, C., Puren, A., Cheyip, M., Ayalew, K., Jonas, K. N., Kuo, C., Lovette, A., Beauclair, R., Cawood, C., Khanyile, D., Govindasamy, D., Appollis, T. M., Patel, S. S., Harries, J., Duby, Z., Dietrich, J., Kufa-Chakezha, T., Bekker, L.-G. and Gray, G. (2020), “Evaluation of a South African Combination HIV Prevention Programme for Adolescent Girls and Young Women: HERStory Study”, Cape Town, South African Medical Research Council & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, available at:

Patel, S. S, Grace R, Prodanchuk M, Chellew P, Romaniuk O, Skrebets Y, Ryzhenko S, & Erickson TB. (2020). “Emerging Technologies and Medical Countermeasures to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Agents in East Ukraine”. Conflict and Health, 14(1), 24. doi:10.1186/s13031-020-00279-9

Clark-Ginsburg, A. & Patel, S. S. (2020). COVID-19: How DRR can help reduce elderly loneliness. United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction’s PreventionWeb:

Patel, S. S, Zvinchuk O, & Erickson, TB. (2020). The conflict in East Ukraine: A growing need for addiction research and substance use intervention for vulnerable populations. Forensic and Addiction Research (FASR). 5(3): 406-408:

Patel, S. S. (2019). Public involvement needed in building resilient cities. CGTN news editorial. Full article:

Patel, S. S. (2019). Partnerships and knowledge transfer needed when facing floods. CGTN news. Full article:

Patel, S. S., Rogers, M. B., Amlôt, R. & Rubin, G. J. (2017). What do we mean by ‘community resilience’? A systematic literature review of how it is defined in the literature. PLOS Currents Disasters. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.db775aff25efc5ac4f0660ad9c9f7db2.

Samet, J. M. & Patel, S. S. (2013). Selected health consequences of the Chernobyl disaster: a further systematic literature review, focus group findings, and future directions. Full report:

Samet, J. M. & Patel, S. S. (2011). The psychological and welfare consequences of the Chernobyl disaster: a systematic literature review, focus group findings, and future directions. Full report: