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Council Staff - Kathryn Sweet Keating, LMSW

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 Kathryn Sweet Keating, LMSW
   Science Policy Fellow

Kathryn Sweet Keating serves as the Science Policy Fellow for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council). Her position is awarded through a prestigious fellowship offered by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. 

Keating is a Ph.D. student in sociology at Louisiana State University (LSU). Her research focuses on mental health, disaster resilience, and access to/interaction with healthcare systems. She is also interested in face-to-face data collection methods for social science research. Keating holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and a Bachelor of Social Work from Indiana University, a Master of Social Work from Portland State University, and is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Louisiana with a clinical background in integrated behavioral health and work with rural communities. She recently completed a Master of Arts in sociology from LSU.

Prior to her fellowship appointment with the RESTORE Council, Keating worked as study coordinator for the Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth and Communities (RCYC) in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill project, a partnership between LSU and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. Funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), the RCYC project utilizes a longitudinal, mixed-methods approach to understanding resilience outcomes for Louisiana children, families, and communities following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She was named a GoMRI Scholar for her work on this project.