Dr. Lynn Michalopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and is affiliated with the Social Intervention Group and the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia at Columbia University. Her current research consists of the impact of culture on trauma outcomes, especially among trauma-affected populations in low and middle income countries (LMIC). She is currently working with the Victims of Torture Fund through USAID and Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Mental Health Research group on a project developing global and regionally specific trauma scales/assessment tools across cultures and populations. In addition her research focuses on the relationship between trauma, trauma outcomes and HIV risk behavior among labor migrants from LMIC. She is currently conducting two pilot studies examining this relationship among truck drivers, mine workers and female fish traders in Zambia. Furthermore, Dr. Michalopoulos’ work in Zambia has included the evaluation and analysis of a randomized controlled trial of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy among HIV-affected youth, as well as an assessment of the challenges and strategies of public health data use among local health facilities.
Columbia School of Social Work
New York, NY 10027