Center for Disaster Health, Trauma & Resilience

About

The Center for Disaster Health, Trauma & Resilience is a collaborative effort between the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell. The center grew out of complementary research missions and collarborative research after Hurricane Sandy. 

 

Mission

Our mission is to aid in individual and community-level prevention and resilience building and, quicker, more effective response and intervention during and immediately after disasters and other traumatic experiences.

 

Objectives 

¤  To use advanced research and surveillance methodology to study and prevent major public health syndromes in the face of disasters and other traumatic experiences.

¤  To develop, investigate and disseminate novel prevention and intervention programs for resilience building and symptom management prior to, during and after disasters and other traumatic experiences.

 

Directors

Adam Gonzalez, PhD - Stony Brook University

Rebecca Schwartz, PhD - Mount Sinai

Rehana Rasul, MA - Northwell Health