Dr. Sarah DeYoung, assistant professor in health policy and management at the University of Georgia College of Public Health and UGA’s Institute for Disaster Management, has been selected as the new Section Editor for Humanitarian and Crisis Research at the peer-reviewed, open access journal Global Pediatric Health. Dr. DeYoung was selected for the position from a pool of more than 100 applicants.
[Photo: Dr. Sarah DeYoung]
Dr. DeYoung’s expertise broadly focuses on protective action decision-making in disasters, as well as policy change after disasters. Her specific research areas include pet evacuation, refugee well-being, hazard warnings, disaster preparedness, and infant feeding in emergencies.
Global Pediatric Health focuses on children’s health issues of children common to all regions of the world. The journal aims to share medical information from an international perspective that will help physicians, health care workers, public official, other relevant personnel in many geographic areas recognize and solve similar problems related to pediatric health.
The journal’s Humanitarian and Crisis Research section covers topics related to pediatric care and health in disasters and crisis scenarios.
“These studies may include nutrition, psychosocial care, sheltering, and topics that affect infant and child well-being,” said Dr. DeYoung, who adds that she is also committed to making sure that studies submitted to the section adhere to WHO standards on breastfeeding, which aims to ensure safe and adequate nutrition for infants.
Dr. DeYoung has a PhD from North Carolina State University (United States) in applied social and community psychology.