Violet Cervera Yeager, DO, MSPH
Violet Cervera Yeager, is a post-doctoral research fellow at Tulane University's Traumatology Institute. She is aiding in developing "Help the Helper Initiative Program," working on the 3T (Torture Trauma Treatment) research, and the Co-PI for Traumatology and Technology research initiative. She has her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from William Carey's College of Osteopathic Medicine in Mississippi. She has her Master's of Science in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She has served as an active duty member of the United States military, has completed Harvard's Certificate Program in Refugee Trauma, and has participated in MSMA (Mississippi State Medical Association) Physician Leadership Academy inaugural class. Dr. Cervera has been participating in research since 2005. Her interest is to understand the consequences of traumatic incidents, memories, and their relationship on the survivor. She is passionate about mental health in regards to community psychiatry, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), torture survivors, immigration, refugees, human trafficking, disaster, post-conflict reconstruction, child soldiers, international medicine, public health, and technology. This passion has brought her to several countries internationally. She has served as a board member for a non-profit which provides sustainable healthcare for rural Haiti.