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The Risk and Resilience Research Lab is about more than gathering data. In pursuing our mission to understanding the effects of trauma, we are deeply committed to supporting the communities we serve and adocating for the best possible diagnosis and treatment of those who have experienced traumatic events.

Dr. Brown has worked closely with international, federal, state, and local program staff, l including those organizations listed below. She is a knowledgeable advocate for realistic solutions that address the many challenges encountered by those responsible for disaster planning, response, and recovery.


  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • International Working Group for Emergency Preparedness of Older Adults

  • Emergency Preparedness for Homeless Populations, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response in Long-Term Care and their Communities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Disaster Mental Health Subcommittee of the National Biodefense Science Board Federal Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Florida Department of Health

  • Florida Department of Children and Families

  • Florida Health Care Association

  • Medical Reserve Corp

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