Sarah Bermeo       

Sanford School of Public Policy

We are looking to better understand the link between climate impacts, health outcomes linked to food insecurity and malnutrition, and adaptation strategies. A particular focus will be on when increases in food insecurity lead to migration (internal and international) and alternative adaptation strategies that can increase resilience and allow people to build livelihoods with adequate nutrition without feeling forced to choose migration as the only viable alternative.

We are carrying out an ongoing study on climate impacts that affect food security and nutrition in Central America and how those interact with other factors, such as levels of violence and available of outside aid to determine adaptation strategies. We are looking to expand this work, including through the use of remote sensing data and machine learning techniques to better measure both climate impacts and human mobility.