Skip Navigation

The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

April/May 2013

Resiliency of the Human Spirit After Trauma

George EverlyConsidered one of the founding fathers of disaster mental health, George Everly Jr., PhD, is a co-founder of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation for the United Nations. He is an associate professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of International Health and serves on the faculty for the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness. Everly maintains an appointment at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and previously worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A former senior research advisor to His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Everly has authored more than 15 textbooks in the fields of psychological trauma, disaster mental health, and human resilience. A recognized expert in the field, he has lectured and presented research in 15 countries.

Listen (14:45)

Each month, Public Health: On the Inside takes listeners to the frontlines of public health to meet interesting people working in the field. Check back next month for new episodes or visit our archive.

Media contact for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Natalie Wood-Wright at 410-614-6029 or