Other Research



Journalism and Trauma
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Women in Recovery
Study investigating an outpatient prision diversion trauma-focused substance abuse treatment program for women. Our lab involvement entails (1) interviewing administrators and volunteers to determine their perspectives on Women in Recovery as women-centered, and (2) program outcome evaluation.

This project is currently in its final stages and will not be seeking additional reserachers.

Understanding Gender-Based Violence: A Needs Assessment
Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence against women that stems from gender inequality and is condoned by laws, institutions, and social norms. Long-term trends suggest that GBV is a prevalent and growing problem in India. There are few studies examining the prevalence, responses and risk and resilience factors associated with exposure to traumatic events in Indian women. Moreover, most studies on PTSD in India focus on mass trauma, such as religious riots and natural disasters, leaving a knowledge gap on how women are impacted by individual experiences of GBV. The present project has two studies: (1) One study aimed at understanding impact of trauma in a group at risk of GBV (2) Another to examine clinical needs in this population according to key informants in the community.

This research is under the direction of Anushka Patel and is expected to end in 2019.

Sexual Assault on Campus and Binge Drinking
Study conducted at the University of Tulsa on a yearly basis in partnernship with TRAPT lab.


Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma: The research branch of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is based at the University of Tulsa. The Dart Center is an interdisciplinary organization that is "dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy." The research branch of the Dart Center has conducted numerous research projects on a variety of issues related to journalism and trauma. These include projects on occupational health of journalists, effects of trauma-related news on consumers, and analysis of journalism and trauma scholarship. Among other projects, we have compiled bibliographic information on over 1200 journalism and trauma articles, and have provided this information in a searchable database. This database can be accessed here.

Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Abuse and Neglect (TITAN): This is an interdisciplinary institute addressing issues of trauma, abuse, and neglect, partnering with the Tulsa community. TITAN brings together the interests, expertise, and talents of several faculty members across the University to address the complex issues related to traumatic experiences. This Institute was established in Summer of 2007. Many students in our lab are part of TITAN.