Leah James

Job role: 
Researcher
Member type: 
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Leah Emily James is a social psychologist and clinical social worker, with research and clinical interests focused on mental health and gender based violence interventions in disaster/humanitarian contexts. Leah is a Research Associate with the Institute of Behavioral Science's Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado, Boulder. In recent years, she has also served in technical mental health and research roles with organizations such as the Center for Victims of Torture, the International Medical Corps, and the International Rescue Committee, in Jordan, Ukraine, Lebanon, Iraq, Burundi, and elsewhere.  

 

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
Central America and the Caribbean
Asia
Population: 
Adults
Families and carers
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Country: 
United States of America

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Mental Health Integrated Disaster Preparedness (MHIDP) in Nepal and Haiti

An integrated disaster preparedness model incorporating preparedness and mental health in a combined community-based intervention.
Region: 
North America
Asia
Population: 
Adults
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders