James M. Shultz

 

 


 

Dr. James M. Shultz M.S., Ph.D. is Founder and Director, Center for Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness (DEEP Center); Co-Director, Miami Center for Public Health Preparedness, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health; and Senior Fellow, Comprehensive Drug Research Center (CDRC), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. He is Associate Professor, Master of Public Health Program, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. He is an adjunct professor for Emergency Management, teaching online courses for multiple universities. Dr. Shultz received his M.S. in health behavior research and his Ph.D. in behavioral epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Shultz is Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Disaster Health. Dr. Shultz is a member of the Board of Directors, World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM), where he is Co-Chair, Psychosocial Section.

As Director, DEEP Center, Dr. Shultz trains public health, behavioral health, and hospital-based professionals, and their community preparedness and response partners, in disaster behavioral health and emergency preparedness. He has personally served as lead trainer, presenting more than 500 training sessions to more than 20,000 people throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Dr. Shultz has written a series of books in the area of disaster behavioral health and he is the primary developer of the trauma signature (TSIG) analysis approach for providing evidence-based guidance on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) response during disasters. Dr. Shultz’s current international research focuses on disaster and conflict-affected populations, including the overlap of trauma exposure and substance abuse.




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