Welcome to the
Risk and Resilience Research Lab at Palo Alto University
Risk and Resilience Research Lab members conduct research that evaluates individual and community response to trauma and examines the factors that contribute to resiliency when people are confronted with traumatic events and life stressors. Lab research projects are currently being conducted in New Zealand, Korea, Great Britain, Africa, and the United States with active duty military, veterans, political defectors, homeless people, older adults, disaster survivors, crisis counselors, nursing home staff, refugees, and survivors of conflict who are living in developing countries.
Current lab research projects focus on developing and evaluating trauma interventions, indirect self-destructive behaviors, psychological first aid, financial elder abuse, palliative care, assessment of trauma, and delivery and use of mental health treatment.
In addition to ongoing research projects, the Risk and Resilience Research Lab also conducts program evaluations, develops social marketing campaigns, and writes policy briefs using a variety of research approaches such as secondary data analysis, community-based participatory research, photo voice, survey questionnaires, focus groups, and semi-structured interviews.
Meet the Risk and Resilience Research Lab team:
Rachel Ward, Amanda Wallick, Mandana Mostofi, Juliet Sobering, Induni Wickramasinghe, Nicole Greenberg, and Kyle Rosales