Research Professor of Psychiatry
Fran Norris is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, a Research Associate of the Executive Division of the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, and a consortium member of START. She has published over 120 articles and chapters and has been the recipient of a number of grants for research, research education, and professional development from the National Institute of Mental Health. Her interests include the epidemiology of posttraumatic stress, cross-cultural studies, the mobilization and deterioration of social support after disasters, and systems issues in providing disaster mental health services. She was the lead investigator on two case studies that examined lessons learned from mental health systems' responses to the Oklahoma City bombing and the World Trade Center Disaster, and has been serving as the National Cross-Site Evaluator for the FEMA-funded Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program since 2005. She is the Deputy/Statistical Editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress and the Scientific Editor of the PTSD Research Quarterly. She received the 2005 Robert S. Laufer Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement from the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.
University of Louisville, Ph.D., Community/Social Psychology