Daniel J. Meara, M.D., DMD, FACS

Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Hospital Dentistry · ChristianaCare

Dr. Dan Meara leads ChristianaCare’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Hospital Dentistry.

Jaw and Mouth Pathology Facial Injury / Trauma Obstructive Sleep Apnea Oral Surgery Maxillofacial Surgery

Adam W. McKinney

Associate Professor of Dance · Texas Christian University

Adam McKinney is an expert in dance and trauma studies, as well as artistic practice dealing with issues of race, identity and history.

Artistic Practice and Identity Dance and Trauma Studies Dance and Cultural Studies Dance in Community Settings Artistic Practice and Race

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

Kathryn L. Humphreys

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development · Vanderbilt University

A clinical psychologist with expertise in infant mental health.

tender age detainment centers Infants and Toddlers Orphanages Parent child separations Migrant Youth

Michael J. McClure, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | BE, Vanderbilt University | Ph.D, Virginia Commonwealth University · VCU College of Engineering

Understanding the role of extracellular matrix and mechanical forces to regulate skeletal muscle structure, function, and innervation.

Muscle aging Cell-matrix interactions Integrin-mediated signaling Myoblast fusion Regenerative rehabilitation in skeletal muscle trauma

Beth NeSmith, PhD

Chair and Professor, Department of Nursing Science · Augusta University

Dr. NeSmith's research program focuses on clinical and translational work

Nursing Trauma Emergency Medicine

Mariam Rahmani

Associate Professor/Program Director · University of Florida

Dr. Mariam Rahmani is a board-certified adult, adolescent and child psychiatrist.

Child and Adolescent Depression and Anxiety Disorders Trauma Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child Development

Leia Saltzman

Assistant professor of social work · Tulane University

Leia Saltzman is an expert on trauma associated with community violence and mass disaster.

Trauma Posttraumatic growth Mass disaster COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Community Resilience

Mindy Erchull

Professor of Psychological Science · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Erchull focuses on feminist issues.

Feminism Psychology of Women Objectification and Sexualization of Women Body Image Menstruation

Danielle Brown

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

Clinical Associate Professor specializing in trauma, mental health care, interpersonal neurobiology, EMDR, and dance/movement therapy.

Grief and Bereavement Psychodynamic Theory EMDR Therapy Social Work Education Psychotherapy

Freda Emmons

Author and Inspirational Speaker · Flame of Healing Distribution

Compassionate speaker who sensitively shares humor amidst the serious issues of healing from abuse and trauma

Healing From Abuse Emotional Healing Writing to Inspire

Shannon Moroney

Author & Public Speaker · National Speakers Bureau & Global Speakers Agency; Random House Canada, Simon & Schuster USA/UK/Australia

Shannon Moroney: Speaker, Author, Advocate

Forgiveness/Reconciliation Restorative Justice Violence Prison Reform Resilience

Bryna Kranzler

Publisher; Author · Crosswalk Press

Approachable, attractive speaker who uses humor to motivate and make her points

The Art of Optimism The Perks of Procrastination

Heather Walsh-Haney, Ph.D.

Expert in forensic studies and human rights · Florida Gulf Coast University

Heather Walsh-Haney teaches forensic science and regularly assists law enforcement finding and studying remains in Florida

Ground-penetrating radar Trauma Analysis Witness Testimony Child Abuse Forensics

Dr. Jackie Eldridge

Co-Founder Hearts and Minds Matter and Teacher Educator · Hearts and Minds Matter and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Expertise in building safe, nurturing inclusive classrooms for all children through trauma-informed teaching and effective pedagogy.

Trauma-Informed Schools Presonality Dimensions Emotional Intelligence in School Leadership Teaching & Parenting

Avelardo Valdez

Cleofas and Victor Ramirez Professor of Practice Policy Research and Advocacy for the Latino Population Professor of Social Work and Sociology · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Valdez is an expert on the relationship between substance abuse and violence and health issues among high-risk groups.

Substance Abuse Hiv/Aids Behavioral Health Social Development and Policy

Connie Mulligan

Professor · University of Florida

Connie Mulligan is interested in understanding patterns of human genetic variation with implications for human health and evolution.

Syrian Refugees Impact of Stress Complex Phenotypes Influence of Genetics on Response to Trauma and Stress Epigenetic Analysis

David J. Thomas, Ph.D., LMHC

Expert in policing in America · Florida Gulf Coast University

David Thomas is a veteran police officer specializing in mental health, police and minority relations, active shooters and mass casualties.

Psychology of School Shooters Law Enforcement Mental Health Policing in America Police Psychology Use of Force by Police

Maxine Bryant

Interim Associate Provost, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity · Georgia Southern University

Dr. Maxine Bryant holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services Degree from Walden University.

Offender Reintegration Motivational Speaking Public Speaking Criminal Justice & Corrections Unaddressed Trauma and Incarceration

Cheryl Tatano Beck, D.N.Sc.

Distinguished Professor · University of Connecticut

Cheryl Tatano Beck is a distinguished professor in School of Nursing whose research focuses on postpartum depression and traumatic birth

Birth Trauma Ptsd Postpartum Depression Traumatic Childbirth Qualitative Research