A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

START People


START People

START has built a team which reflects our multidisciplinary approach, bringing together individuals from a wide range of academic and methodological backgrounds. In addition to conducting research, the START headquarters team provides administrative support and transition and outreach opportunities for the Consortium researchers. The organization's leadership includes:

William Braniff, Director, 301-405-4022, braniff@start.umd.edu

Amy Pate, Research Director, 301-405-6821, apate@umd.edu

Last Names Starting With:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Name Job Title Role Institution
Betty Pfefferbaum Betty Pfefferbaum

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Rose Pfefferbaum

Faculty Emeritus

Research Affiliate Maricopa County Community College
Brian Phillips Brian Phillips

Assistant Professor

Research Affiliate, Terrorism Research Awardee Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City
James A. Piazza

Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science

Research Affiliate Pennsylvania State University
Lauren Pinson

Ph.D. Candidate

Research Affiliate Yale University
Stanley Presser

Distinguished University Professor of Sociology

Research Affiliate University of Maryland
David C. Pyrooz

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado - Boulder

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Colorado
Jillian Quigley

Researcher, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Kieran Quinlan

Data Scientist & Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Research Affiliate None
Magnus Ranstorp

Research Director of the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies

Investigator, Research Affiliate Swedish National Defense College
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer

Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy

Investigator, Research Affiliate University at Albany, State University of New York
Jessica Rivinius Jessica Rivinius

Communications Director, START

Staff University of Maryland
Paxton Roberts

Research Associate and Geospatial Projects Manager, Terrorism Research Center

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Arkansas
Holly Roberts

Senior Communications Consultant, Enterprise Resource Performance Inc (ERPi)

Research Affiliate None
Aaron Safer-Lichtenstein

Graduate Assistant, START

Research Affiliate, Staff University of Maryland
Nil Satana

Visiting Associate Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships

Investigator, Research Affiliate University of Maryland
Monica Schoch-Spana Monica Schoch-Spana

Senior Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security

Investigator, Research Affiliate The Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Ingrid Schulz

Law Student

Research Affiliate Georgetown University
Tara Kirk Sell

Senior Associate

Investigator, Research Affiliate Johns Hopkins University
Grace Sewlall Grace Sewlall

Director of Finance, START

Staff University of Maryland
Kathleen Sherrieb

Associate Director of the National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research

Research Affiliate National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research
Peter Simi

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Director, Earl Babbie Research Center

Investigator, Research Affiliate Chapman University
Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

Investigator, Staff University of Maryland
Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Associate Professor

Investigator, Research Affiliate The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais

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