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Peer Reviewed Articles

“Contextualizing the Relationship between Culture and Puerto Rican Health: Towards a Place-Based Framework of Minority Health Disparities”

Burgos, Giovani, Rivera, Fernando I. and Marc Garcia. 2017. CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Vol. 29, 3, 36-73.

“Puerto Rican Families in Central Florida: Prejudice and Discrimination and their Implications for Successful Integration”

Aranda, Elizabeth and Rivera, Fernando I. 2016. Women, Gender, and Families of Color, Vol. 4, 1, 57-85.

“Rural Community Disaster Resiliency: Self-Organizing Collective Action among Farmworkers in Central Florida”

Rivera, Fernando I. Kapucu, Naim, and Christopher Hawkins. 2015 International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Vol. 33, 2, 213-227.

“Residential Segregation, Socioeconomic Status, and Disability: A Multilevel Study of Puerto Ricans in the United States”

Giovani Burgos and Fernando I. Rivera. 2012. CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Vol. 24, 2, 14-47.

“The Health Status of Puerto Ricans in Florida”

Fernando I. Rivera and Giovani Burgos. 2010. CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Vol. 22, 1, 198-271.

Other Publications

“Analysis of Pre- and Post-Disaster Management and Recovery in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria

Rivera, Fernando I., (2021). Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 19, No 8, 2021.

“Puerto Rico Before and After Hurricane Maria” 

Rivera, Fernando I., (2020). Special Issue: Puerto Rico before and after Hurricane Maria, Volume 42, issue 1, September 2020

Governmental Distrust and the Challenge of Building Resilience in “Unprecedented” Times

Rivera, Fernando I., (2020). UCF Global Perspectives & International Initiatives, April 6, 2020.

“Hurricane Maria ‘Lifted the Veil’ on Puerto Rico’s Broken System”

Rivera, Fernando I., (2018). Zócalo Square, Sept 18, 2018.

“Hurricane Maria: When Dad wanted to flee, I understood Puerto Rico’s peril”

Rivera, Fernando I., (2018). Orlando Sentinel, Sept 19, 2018.

“In Life, Tomorrow is Never Guaranteed”

Rivera, Fernando I., (2018). UCF Forum. 310.