Keynote Address

Healing Together: Mapping Recovery and Resilience After a Collective Trauma

Dr. Tara Powell is a researcher and advocate for behavioral health interventions in disaster-affected communities. With a dual masters in social work and public health from Tulane University and a PhD from the University of Texas, she explores the impact of behavioral health interventions in the US and abroad.

Drawing from her experience living in and working with disaster-affected communities, Dr. Powell has actively collaborated with local communities and global humanitarian organizations to develop, research, and distribute behavioral health interventions for individuals, families, and communities affected by collective traumas. Her experience spans a range of contexts, from communities impacted by conflicts like the Syrian Crisis to those who have experienced pandemics and climate-induced disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes.

Dr. Powell's work has received funding from renowned organizations such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Save the Children, USAID, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

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