Research Associate Institute of Behavioral Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
Dr. Sutton designs, develops, and conducts research activities related to public risk communication in disaster, specifically around the uses of social media to reach vulnerable populations. She is a disaster sociologist at the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder with a second appointment as an Assistant Research Professor at the Trauma, Health, and Hazards Center in the National Institute for Space, Science and Security Centers at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Dr. Sutton is also the co-founder of the Center for New Media and Resiliency, which is dedicated to increasing the safety, security and resiliency of citizens and communities through the understanding and use of new media and other emerging communications technologies for public safety, emergency response and homeland security. The author of numerous academic publications, Dr Sutton’s research has been highlighted in Nature Reason and Emergency Management Magazine. Her research and writings have led to invitations worldwide to address a variety of professional audiences and she regularly consults with Federal agencies on best practices for the implementation of new communications media in disaster and crises.