Joanne Pérodin

Doctoral Student, Ph.D. in Public Affairs



Joanne Pérodin is a third-year doctoral student and graduate research assistant at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Her research interests focus on social equity issues in emergency management. Currently, she’s exploring factors influencing disaster risk perception, community engagement in disasters, and the social science perspectives of disasters in collapsing states.  She has articles published in journals such as Environmental Research, Public Health, Disaster Prevention and Management.  

 Prior to joining the program, Joanne coordinated statewide and local public health, disaster resilience, and climate justice portfolios. She is the former chair of the Miami Climate Alliance Disaster Resilience Working Group, co-led the Florida Green New Deal Network. She currently serves as the Climate Power Advisory Board  Florida State co-chair, Green Car 4 Kids advisor, andNou Pare” Emergency Preparedness Advisory Group member. She holds a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a recipient of the Legacy South Florida 40 Under 40 Honorees, Top 20 Under 40 Haitian Young Professionals awards, and 2022 Love Learning Award. She’s a member of the Phi Kappa Phi, and Delta Omega Public Health Honors Society.