Marilyn C. Montgomery is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Wharton Risk Center. Her research interests include social vulnerability, flood risk, and flood insurance. In August 2014, she earned her Ph.D. in geography and environmental science and policy from the University of South Florida. Her dissertation research investigated the environmental justice implications of coastal and inland flood hazards in Miami, Florida. Part of this dissertation research was the development of an expert decision system of various spatial interpolation techniques to estimate residential populations exposed to flood hazards. Marilyn has been a geospatial analyst since 2000, and she earned her certification as a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) in January of 2012. During her time at the University of South Florida, she was a research assistant funded by the National Science Foundation (grants CMMI-1129984/1130191), and she co-authored four peer-reviewed journal articles. She also holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in environmental science from the University of West Florida.
At the Wharton Risk Center, Marilyn is continuing her research on flood hazards, with particular emphasis on community resilience, mitigation, and social equity and affordability in pricing flood insurance in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). She is also part of the team for a multi-year cooperative research alliance with Zurich Insurance Group for Flood Resilience Research, which includes the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Published and Forthcoming
2018. Montgomery, M. and Kunreuther, H. Pricing storm surge risks in Florida: Implications for determining flood insurance premiums and evaluating mitigation measures. Risk Analysis (forthcoming)
2017. Czajkowski, J., Villarini, G., Montgomery, M., Michel-Kerjan, E., and Goska, R. “Assessing Current and Future Freshwater Flood Risk from North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones via Insurance Claims” Scientific Reports (DOI: 10.1038/srep41609).
2016. Grineski, S.E., Collins, T.W., Chakraborty, J., and Montgomery, M.C. “Hazard Characteristics and Patterns of Environmental Injustice: Household-level Determinants of Environmental Risk in Miami, Florida” Risk Analysis (DOI: 10.1111/risa.12706).
2015. Montgomery, E., and Chakraborty, J. “Assessing the environmental justice consequences of flood risk: a case study in Miami, Florida.” Environ. Res. Lett. 10 (2015) 095010
2015. Collins, T.W., Grineski, S.E., Chakraborty, J., Montgomery, M.C., and Hernandez, M. “Downscaling Environmental Justice Analysis: Determinants of Household-level Air Toxics Cancer Risk Disparities in Greater Houston” Annals of the Association of American Geographers (DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2015.1050754).
2015. Montgomery, M.C., Chakraborty, J., Grineski, S.E., and Collins, T.W. “An environmental justice assessment of public beach access in Miami, Florida” Applied Geography (DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.04.016).
2014. Chakraborty, J., Collins, T.W., Grineski, S.E., Montgomery, M.C., and Hernandez, M. “Comparing Disproportionate Exposure to Acute and Chronic Pollution Risks: A Case Study in Houston, Texas.” Risk Analysis (DOI: 10.1111/risa.12224).
2014. Grineski, S.E., Collins, T.W., Chakraborty, J., and Montgomery, M.C. “Hazardous air pollutants and flooding: a comparative interurban study of environmental injustice” GeoJournal 80 (1): 145-158. (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10708-014-9542-1).
2014. Chakraborty, J., Collins, T.W., Montgomery, M.C., and Grineski, S.E. “Social and Spatial Inequities in Exposure to Flood Risk in Miami, Florida.” Natural Hazards Review 15(3). (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000140).
2013. Montgomery, M.C. and Chakraborty J. “Social Vulnerability to Coastal and Inland Flood Hazards: A Comparison of GIS-based Spatial Interpolation Methods.” International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research 4(3): 58-79.
Working Papers and Under Review
Preliminary Report 1: Long Hollow and Sanders Beach Tracts. Prepared for Florida Department of Emergency Management, Escambia County, and City of Pensacola (with Howard Kunreuther)
Affordability of the NFIP Newly Mapped Procedure: Case Study in Jefferson and Orleans Parishes, Louisiana (presented at 2016 ARIA annual meeting in Cambridge, MA) http://www.aria.org/Annual_Meeting/2016/2016AcceptedPapers.htm
PAPERS AND POSTERS PRESENTED AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES
2015. Montgomery, M.C., Chakraborty, J., Collins, T.W., and Grineski, S.E. “Effects of Dasymetric Modeling on Environmental Justice Analyses of Flood Hazards Exposure”. 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) (Chicago, IL); April.
2014. Montgomery, M.C., Chakraborty, J., Collins, T.W., and Grineski, S.E. “Environmental Justice Analysis of Coastal Hazards and Amenities in Miami, Florida” 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) (Tampa, FL); April.
2013. Montgomery, M. “Using Dasymetric Modeling to Assess the Environmental Justice Implications of Flood Hazards in Miami, Florida” 2013 Annual Meeting of the AAG (Los Angeles, CA); April.
2012. Chakraborty J., Collins T., Grineski S., and Montgomery M., “Spatial and Social Inequities in Exposure to Flood Hazards: A Case Study in Miami, Florida” 32nd International Geographical Congress 2012 (Cologne, Germany); August.
2012. Montgomery, M., and Chakraborty, J. “Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Exposure to Flood Hazards in Miami, Florida” Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference VI (San Juan, Puerto Rico); October.
2011. Montgomery, M.C. “Vulnerability to Coastal and Inland Flood Hazards: A Comparison of GIS-Based Spatial Interpolation Techniques” 2011 Annual Meeting of the AAG (Seattle, WA); April.
2010. Montgomery, M.C. “Spatial Analysis of Vulnerability to Coastal and Inland Flood Hazards: Tampa Bay, FL” 2010 Annual Meeting of the AAG (Washington, DC); April.
2009. Montgomery, M.C. “Perception of Beach Nourishment at Pensacola Beach, Florida.” Florida Society of Geographers 2009 Annual Meeting (Saint Augustine, FL); January.
2004. Montgomery, M.C. “GIS in West Nile Virus Surveillance: Escambia County, Florida.” Florida Society of Geographers 2003 Annual Meeting (Pensacola Beach, FL); February.
2002. Montgomery, M.C. “GIS at Escambia County Environmental Health Services.”
2002 Seven Hills Regional User Group for GIS (SHRUG GIS) Annual Workshop (Tallahassee, FL); November.