Associate Director of the Institute: Reggie Ferreier, PhD

Dr. Reggie Ferreira, Assistant Professor; and Associate Director Traumatology Institute at Tulane School of Social Work.. He earned a BSW degree and his master's degree in disaster management (cum laude) from the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa and a Ph.D. in social work from the University of Louisville. His dissertation research focused on multilevel disaster resilience and social vulnerability, pre and post Hurricane Katrina. Currently his work is focused on post Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill resilience and recovery, trauma resilience and post-disaster intimate partner violence. Reggie has worked on several local and international research projects related to disaster risk reduction in Africa, Europe and the United States. His main focus is on disaster research, primarily on systematic disaster resilience, social vulnerability and trauma resilience within a disaster context. His work has been presented and published through several prestigious local and international peer review outlets and he serves on several national commissions and task forces on international social work and trauma research. Dr. Ferreira is a second generation, Ph.D. originally from South Africa.