Graduate Research Assistants:  Katie Elmhurst

Charles Figley

Dr. Paul Henry Kurzweg Distinguished Chair and Professor of Disaster Mental Health  and Professor of Social Work. Dr. Figley is a world renowned award-winning trauma psychologist, traumatologist, psychoneuroimmunologist, educator, and scholar. 


DR. JOSEPH BOSCARINO

Dr. Joseph Boscarino is the Geisinger Health Systems Senior Scientist with faculty appointment in the Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Temple University Medical School and the Depts of Medicine & Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.


DR RACHEL DEKEL

Dr. Rachel Dekel is Head of  the School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University in Israel. A former Israeli Defense Forces major, she has focused on trauma and recovery with special interest in children and families. 

 

 

 


DR REGARDT FERREIRA

Dr. Regardt (Reggie) J. Ferreira. Editor Elect, Traumatology (an APA publication) and Director of the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy. Assistant Professor originally from South Africa with a speciality in disaster research, quantitative methods, and disaster resilience and vulnerability.

 


DR KATHLEEN REGAN FIGLEY

Dr. Kathleen Regan Figley, Adjunct Professor and coordinator of the disaster research program. She is the executive editor of the 2012 Encyclopedia of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Guide and teaches trauma courses online and in the classroom.


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DR TAKASHI FUJIOKA

Professor Takashi Fujioka, Japan College of Social Work Research Institute Director. Research interests include compassion fatigue, and disaster mental health across cultures and settings.


DR HADI RIDHA ASHKANANI

Dr. Hadi Ridha Ashkanani. Kuwait University Professor in the College of Social Sciences who studies wellbeing ("Raha") and trauma resilience


DR RON MARKS

Dr. Ron Marks, former Tulane University Dean of the School of Social Work. Collaborating on the role of culture in trauma resilience.