Charles Figley

Dr. Paul Henry Kurzweg Distinguished Chair and Professor of Disaster Mental Health and Professor of Social Work · Tulane University

Charles Figley is an internationally-known trauma expert, social work professor and head of the Tulane Trauma Institute.

Crisis Counseling Compassion fatigue Disasters and Mental Health Trauma Disasters

Stacy Overstreet

Associate Professor · Tulane University

Professor Overstreet focuses on children at risk for maladjustment due to the presence of chronic stressors in their lives.

Coping Strategies Violence Adolescents Resilience Children

Kristen Zaleski

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor focused on sexual assault victims and psychotherapy.

Neurobiology Empathy Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Sexual Assault Psychotherapy

Julian Ford, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry · University of Connecticut

Director, Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice and Center for the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders

Trauma in Children Stress Trauma Treatment of Trauma Psychiatry

Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

Chair on Truth and Reconciliation · Lakehead University

Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux's research addresses unresolved intergenerational trauma and grief primarily within the Canadian Indigenous community.

Community Development Government Community Outreach Leadership Teaching

E. Alison Holman

Associate Professor of Nursing · UC Irvine

E. Alison Holman studies the early post-event predictors of co-morbid trauma-related mental and physical health problems.

Physical health Acute Stress Acute Stress & Cardiovascular Disease Psychological Trauma Media Exposure

Sandra M. Chafouleas

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology · University of Connecticut

Professor Chafouleas is an expert on whole child, school mental health, behavioral assessment, and K12 tiered systems of support.

Multi-Tiered Frameworks Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model Social-Emotional-Behavioral Assessment School Mental Health Trauma-Informed Schools

Susan Hess

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Incarceration and Racial Disparity Trauma Therapy Domestic Violence Social Work

William D. Parham

Professor of Counseling · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Sport Psychology Multicultural Counseling Foundations of Counseling Trauma Counseling: Theories and Interventions Interplay Between Sports Psychology

S. Megan Berthold, Ph.D., LCSW

Associate Professor and Director of Field Education · University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Prof. Berthold's clinical and research expertise is with refugee and asylum seeking survivors of torture and the Cambodian genocide.

refugees and asylum seekers vicarious trauma and resilience human rights approach to social work co-ocurring health and mental health conditions post torture and genocide Trauma and Recovery

Roxane Cohen Silver

Professor of Psychological Science · UC Irvine

Roxane Cohen Silver studies stress and coping, especially the psychological and physical reactions to stressful life experiences.

Health Psychology Stress Traumatic Events Coping Social Psychology

Yaro Garcia, Ph.D., LMHC

Expert in human trafficking and violent crimes · Florida Gulf Coast University

Dr. Yaro Garcia is a counselor, advocate and educator specializing in complex trauma and disclosure in trauma survivors.

Counseling Education Disclosure in Trauma Violent Crimes Sexual Assault Human Trafficking

Mary Margaret Gleason, MD

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, Director of Tulane Early Childhood Collaborative · Tulane University

Dr. Gleason is a pediatrician and child psychiatrist who specializes in early childhood mental health.

Early Childhood Mental Health Child Psychiatry Early Childhood Psychopharmacology Integrated Mental Health in Pediatrics

Stacy Drury, MD

Remigio Gonzalez MD Endowed Professorship of Child Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pediatrics · Tulane University

Drury explores how early life adversity interacts with genetic and epigenetic factors to shape child health and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Telomeres Health Disparities Pediatric Medicine Child Psychiatry Genetics

Laura Wilson

Associate Professor and Director of Safe Zone · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Wilson focuses on post-trauma functioning, particularly in survivors of sexual violence or mass trauma

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)‎ Sexual Violence Trauma Terrorism

Sara L. Dolan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Graduate Program Director, Psy.D. program · Baylor University

Research Interests: Neuropsychological functioning and substance abuse treatment

Substance abuse treatment Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Alcoholism Alcohol Abuse Ptsd

Mitchell Schare

Professor of Psychology · Hofstra University

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Phobia & Trauma Clinic

Virtual Reality Exposure to treat PTSD, Fear of Flying, Public Speaking, and Other Phobias Substance Abuse Disorders Psychology Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Anxiety Disorders

Steve Hydon

Director of Social Work in Schools Clinical Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Professor in Field Education focused on child welfare, secondary traumatic stress, and social work practice in schools.

Secondary Traumatic Stress Social Work Education Social Work Child Welfare Social Work Practice

Wendy Turner

Professor of History · Augusta University

Dr. Turner focuses on the history of medieval disabilities, mental health, medicine and law.

Medieval Torture Medieval Law Disability Studies History Medieval History

Yanjie Wang

Associate Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies; Coordinator for the Asian and Pacific Studies Program · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Ecocinema Gender and Sexuality Trauma and Violence Displacement and Internal Migration Chinese cinema