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

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

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

Psychiatry Treatment of Trauma Trauma Stress Trauma in Children

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

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

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

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

Roxane Cohen Silver

Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science · UC Irvine

Roxane Cohen Silver studies stress, traumatic events, coping, disasters, health psychology and social psychology.

Health Psychology Stress Traumatic Events Coping Social 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.

Trauma and Recovery 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

Jaime Cesar Giraldo Arango, M.D., FACS

Surgeon; Director of Chief Surgical Services; Trauma Medical Director, Wilmington Hospital · ChristianaCare

Dr, Giraldo Arango specializes in general surgery, critical care, trauma, laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Colonoscopy Robotic Surgery

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

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

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

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

Gordon Coonfield, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Gordon Coonfield, PhD, has expertise in visual communication, popular culture, philosophy of technology, and new media.

Popular Culture and Cultural Studies New Media Race and media Gender and Media Visual Communication

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