Experts by Expertise: Gun Violence and Terrorism

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  • Head shot of Daniel Antonius.

    Daniel Antonius

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Expertise: terrorism, violence, aggression, CTE and behavior, mental health and the legal system

    Phone: 716-898-5290


  • Portrait of Guyora Binder, University at Buffalo criminal law expert.

    Guyora Binder

    SUNY Distinguished Professor of Law and Hodgson Russ Faculty Scholar

    Expertise: criminal law, felony murder, homicide, jurisprudence, legal theory, international law

    Phone: 716-645-2673


  • Head shot of Steven Dubovsky.

    Steven L. Dubovsky

    Professor and Chair of Psychiatry

    Expertise: trauma, depression, mood disorders, psychosis, psychosomatic medicine

    Phone: 716-898-5940


  • Head shot of Joana Gaia, University at Buffalo digital security and privacy expert.

    Joana Gaia

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Science and Systems

    Expertise: health information systems; business intelligence; digital security and privacy; data analytics; emergency management; girls and STEM careers

    Contact: Joana Gaia can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or

  • Head shot of Susan Green.

    Susan Green

    Co-director of the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care

    Expertise: trauma, trauma-informed care in organizations and service delivery systems

    Phone: 716-645-1249


  • Portrait of Lindsay Hahun, University at Buffalo media psychology and media effects expert.

    Lindsay Hahn

    Assistant Professor of Communication

    Expertise: media psychology, morality, media effects, children and media, media and radicalization

    Phone: 716-645-1172


  • Head shot of Gregory Homish, University at Buffalo substance use and mental health expert.

    Gregory Homish

    Professor and Chair of Community Health and Health Behavior

    Expertise: substance use and misuse; substance use among military personnel; substance use and families; emergency preparedness and response; health of emergency responders

    Phone: 716-829-6959


  • Head shot of E. Brooke Lerner, University at Buffalo emergency medicine expert, including in relation to mass shootings and other mass casualty incidents.

    E. Brooke Lerner

    Professor of Emergency Medicine

    Expertise: emergency medicine, emergency care for children, mass shootings, mass casualty incidents

    Phone: 716-645-9726


  • Head shot of Amanda Nickerson.

    Amanda Nickerson

    Director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

    Expertise: school violence, bullying prevention and intervention, parent and peer relationships, assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders

    Phone: 716-645-1532


  • Head shot of Yotam Ophir, University at Buffalo media effects and health, science and political communication expert.

    Yotam Ophir

    Assistant Professor of Communication

    Expertise: misinformation; persuasion; effect of media content on audiences, including in health, science, politics and terrorism

    Phone: 716-645-1158


  • Portrait of Anthony O'Rourke, University at Buffalo criminal law and procedure expert.

    Anthony O’Rourke

    Joseph W. Belluck and Laura L. Aswad Professor of Civil Justice

    Expertise: criminal law and procedure, inequality in the criminal justice system

    Phone: 716-645-3097


  • Head shot of Charlotte Lindqvist, University at Buffalo evolutionary biology expert.

    Joann Sands

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Expertise: disaster response education and training; emergency preparedness and management; the role of nurses in disasters

    Phone: 716-829-2342


  • Head shot of Mark Seery, University at Buffalo expert on stress and coping.

    Mark Seery

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Expertise: stress, coping

    Phone: 716-645-0239


  • Head shot of Natalie Simpson, University at Buffalo emergency management and supply chain expert.

    Natalie Simpson

    Chair of Operations Management and Strategy

    Expertise: emergency services and disaster response; supply chain risk and resilience; creative and temporary operations; complex networks

    Contact: Natalie Simpson can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or

  • John Violanti at night in front of a blurred police car with lights on.

    John M. Violanti

    Research Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

    Expertise: police stress, health and suicide; PTSD

    Phone: 716-829-5481