Cuite, Cara

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Cara Cuite is an Assistant Extension Specialist in the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University. Dr. Cuite is a health psychologist who studies food insecurity in college students and the wider community, as well as risk communication and public perceptions of food-related issues, including food safety and genetically engineered foods. She also studies communication about weather-related emergencies and interventions to reduce household food, energy, and water use. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, and New Jersey Sea Grant, among others. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Psychology and Modern Languages from Union College.

Journal articles:

Berman, H., Shwom, R., & Cuite, C.L. (2019). Becoming FEW conscious: A conceptual typology of household behavior change interventions targeting the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus. Sustainability.1(18), 5034.

Morss, R., Cuite, C.L., Demuth, J., Hallman, W.K., Shwom, R. (2018). Is storm surge scary? The influence of hazard, impact, and fear-based messages and individual differences on responses to hurricane risks in the USA. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 30, 44-58.

Cuite, C.L., Shwom, R.L., Hallman, W.K., Morss, R.E., Demuth, J.L. (2017). Improving coastal stormevacuation messages. Weather, Climate, and Society. 7 (2), 155-170.

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