Acute Psychological and Health Impacts of Hurricane Irma in UF/IFAS Extension Workers

March 12, 2019

Hurricane Irma made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida in September of 2017 and moved north up the state bringing high winds, destructive tornadoes, and flooding. In conjunction with the physical damage, Hurricane Irma left in its wake psychological impacts with the citizens of Florida. As part of the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, Dr. Lynn Grattan explored these impacts on 100 UF/IFAS county extension workers one to two months post hurricane Irma.

On March 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. we invite you to join us for the March 2019 SCCAHS webinar as Grattan discusses her analysis of the acute psychological and health impacts on the extension workers. Grattan’s results examine the association between demographic, hurricane exposures, self-reported resilience, coping strategy, and information processing speed to the overall health outcomes.


  • Professor and Division Head of Neuropsychology, Director Neuropsychological Diagnostic and Research Laboratory

    Lynn Grattan

    University of Maryland