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Member Research and Reports

NYU Finds Ongoing Recovery Efforts Take Toll on Hurricane Survivors

New York University (NYU), Rutgers University, Columbia University, and Colorado State University researchers found that tens of thousands still live with unfinished repairs, disputed claims, and recurrent mold, all associated with increased odds of mental health distress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression. Principal investigator, Dr. David Abramson of NYU’s College of Global Public Health reported that among New Jersey residents whose homes suffered such damage, 27 percent are experiencing moderate or severe mental health distress and 14 percent report the signs and symptoms of PTSD even two and a half years after the storm. View the reports here.