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Leia Saltzman, PhD

Specialty Areas:

mass disaster, posttraumatic growth

VPI Core Areas

VPI Core Areas: #Community Violence

Angles of Approach

#Mental Health Psychological


Dr. Leia Saltzman’s research uses mixed methodology to explore the process of adaptation in the context of trauma, community violence, and mass disaster. Her previous research has focused on resilience and posttraumatic growth. Dr. Saltzman now explores the role of time in the process of adaptation, with the goal of developing time-informed and sustainable mental health interventions. She is interested in community based research that influences mental health policies and clinical practices with trauma-affected populations in order to promote well-being, build stronger families, and more cohesive communities that can withstand the impact of mass disaster, trauma, and violence.



Selected Publications

Dr. Saltzman’s School of Social Work profile page