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


  • Head shot of Steven Dubovsky.

    Steven L. Dubovsky

    Professor Emeritus 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 Patricia Logan-Greene.

    Patricia Logan-Greene

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: violence and victimization, adverse childhood experiences, gun violence and prevention, child maltreatment

    Phone: 716-645-1533


  • 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