Christine A. Bevc

Epidemiologist Research Associate 
NC Institute for Public Health

UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness, NC IPH , UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Campus Box CB#8165
Chapel Hill 27599
T: 919-338-2552


2004  University of Central Florida  MA, Applied Sociology

2010  University of Colorado at Boulder  PhD, Sociology

Staff/Administrative Responsibilities

As part of the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NC PERRC) Regional Project team, Christine Bevc applies her expertise in social networks and social science research methods to better understand the organizational partnerships of public health preparedness and response, and recovery. She assists with the collection, management, analysis, and dissemination related to project activities and findings. She joins the NC PERRC from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she earned a PhD in sociology. She has a MA in applied sociology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She brings her experience from the Natural Hazards Center and projects including the Department of Homeland Security’s collaborative Center of Excellence grant on the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and NSF’s Information Technology Research grant on Responding to Crises and Unexpected Events (RESCUE). Her research broadly focuses on organizational behavior, environment and society, disasters, and research methods. Her peer-reviewed publications have been included Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Environment and Behavior, and Disasters.

Research Interests/Activities

  • Environment (general)
  • Health behavior
  • Health communication
  • Health policy
  • Public health practice

Key Publications

Christine A. Bevc with Pia D.M. MacDonald, Jennifer A. Horney, Jennifer Hegle, Milissa L. Markiewicz, Allison George, Erika Samoff, Laura Christopherson, Stephanie W. Haas, Julie Casani, and Lana Deyneka (2011)
Addressing Public Health Issues with Social Network Analysis.
Research Brief. NC Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NC PERRC)

Christine A. Bevc, Keith Nicholls, and J. Steven Picou (2010)
Community Recovery from Hurricane Katrina: Storm Experiences, Property Damage, and the Human Condition.
The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe, Second Edition. Rowen and Littlefield.