Covid-19 and Mental Health: Response and Management
From Angela Chang Chiu
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Center for Global Initiatives in partnership with the Ukrainian-American Concordia University (UACU) in Kiev, Ukraine. hosted the webinar “Covid-19 & Mental Health: Response and Management” on Thursday, January 27th at 11 am EST (6 pm EET).Speakers
GEORGE S. EVERLY, Jr., PhD, ABPP, FACLP
Professor, Johns Hopkins Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Everly is an award-winning author and researcher with faculty appointments in several departments within JHU. In addition, he has served on the adjunct faculty of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FBI’s National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. He was a member of the CDC Mental Health Collaboration Committee (having chaired the mental health competency development sub-committee), the Infrastructure Expert Team within the US Department of Homeland Security, and the NVOAD Early Psychological Intervention sub-committee. Dr. Everly is co-founder of, and served as a non-governmental representative to the United Nations for, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, a non-profit United Nations-affiliated public health and safety organization. He was formerly Chief Psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Johns Hopkins' Homewood Hospital Center. Dr. Everly is the author, co-author, or editor of 20 textbooks and over 100 professional papers, including THE JOHNS HOPKINS GUIDE TO PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID (Johns Hopkins Press, 2017), THE RESILIENT CHILD (DiaMedica, 2009, Foreword Magazine Gold Medal Winner), PERSONALITY GUIDED THERAPY OF POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (APA, 2004), and A CLINICAL GUIDE TO THE TREATMENT OF THE HUMAN STRESS RESPONSE, 3rd EDITION (Springer, 2013). He has given invited lectures in 26 countries on 6 continents. His works have been translated into Russian, Arabic, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, German, Korean, and Spanish.
TRACY VANNORSDALL, PHD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Vannorsdall is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her doctoral degree in psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2006
following a one-year internship in clinical neuropsychology at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. Dr. Vannorsdall then completed a three-year clinical and research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and joined the faculty in 2009. Her work with patients provides insight and motivation for her research, which focuses on developing methods to improve cognitive functioning in those at risk for neuropsychological declines due to illness and medical treatments. She a member of the Johns Hopkins Post-Acute COVID-19 Team, one of the earliest dedicated multidisciplinary COVID-19 survivorship clinics in the nation working to understand the neuropsychological sequelae, clinical course, and treatment needs associated with COVID19 infection.
LAURA MURRAY, PhD, MA
Senior Scientist, Clinical Psychologist
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Departments of Mental Health & International Health
Dr. Laura Murray is a scientist, psychologist, founder, and innovator passionate about thinking out of the box to address mental and behavioral health problems globally. Dr. Murray has extensive expertise teaching and implementing a range of evidence-based treatments for mental and behavioral problems. She has conducted research ranging from qualitatively understanding mental/behavioral health, to full randomized trials of treatments, to setting up large-scale sustainable programs. Dr. Murray has traveled the globe to better understand mental behavioral health to countries such as Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Ukraine, Iraq, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and many others. She is a developer of the Common Elements treatment approach (CETA; www.cetaglobal.org) and founder of CETA Global which has a mission to provide evidence-based scalable solutions to the behavioral health space. Dr. Murray publishes extensively in top journals, trains globally, regularly speaks at conferences and organizations, and consults with organizations to improve functioning through skills training on stress, resiliency and leadership.