Brian G McAdoo
Associate Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Brian G. McAdoo is Associate Professor of Earth and Climate Science at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment where he studies the effects of disasters triggered by natural hazards. How are humans impacting the physical systems that keep us alive, and how are marginalized populations specifically affected?  Current research projects in Nepal (earthquakes, landslides and road development) as well as Borneo and Brazil (deforestation, ecosystem services and community health) seek to apply a Planetary Health framework to understand how coupled human-environment systems and geohazards interact with the ultimate goal of informing community resilience and reducing environmental suffering.

Current Research Interests

Planetary Health
Climate, Disasters and Health
Earthquakes, Tsunami, Landslides, Tropical Cyclones, Climate Extremes, etc.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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