Experts available to comment on CT school shooting

December 15th, 2012

The following Boston University experts are available to offer commentary, analysis, and insight on the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:

Jonathan Comer, a research associate professor and child psychologist at BU’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. He is also the Director of  BU’s Early Childhood Interventions Program. One area of his expertise and research is the psychological impact of disasters and terrorism on youth.  He can be reached at jcomer@bu.edu.

Donna Pincus, an associate professor at BU’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. She is also the Director of BU’s Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program. Her expertise includes the assessment and treatment of children’s fears and anxieties She can be reached at dpincus@bu.edu.

Ryan Madigan, a psychologist in the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at BU’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. He can be reached at rmadigan@bu.edu.

Dori Hutchinson,  an associate professor at BU’s Sargent College and Director of Services at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, is an expert in campus mental health promotion services, campus suicide prevention, as well as examining the role of health and well-being in recovery for men and women with psychiatric illness. Hutchinson can be reached at 617-353-3539; dorih@bu.edu.

Larry Kohn, Director of Development at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, is also the Project Manager for the Campus Suicide Prevention Grant at the Center where he is responsible for the delivery of the Student Support Network Trainings on campus as well as training faculty and staff in “Responding to Students in Distress”. Kohn can be reached at 617-353-3549; kohnman@bu.edu.

Thomas Cottle, professor education at BU’s School of Education. He is also a sociologist and a licensed clinical psychologist. He can be reached at 617-353-6294; tcottle@bu.edu.

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