Priscilla Brailsford


GUMC Adjunct -- Associate Professor


Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO)
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120 2115 Wisc Ave NW


Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, is a graduate of Harvard University and research faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown University. She studies the effects of trauma, specifically community violence and other stressful events and is particularly interested in whether individuals from historically oppressed or stigmatized groups experience unique stressors or exhibit culturally specific coping processes. Dr. Dass-Brailsford has several ongoing research projects on ethnocultural violence, community violence and disasters.
Prior to moving to DC, she taught for several years and coordinated a Community Crisis Response team for the Victims of Violence program at Cambridge Health Alliance, in MA that responded to affected communities in the aftermath of violence and trauma. Besides numerous other publications, she is the published author of two books: A Practical Approach to Trauma: Empowering Interventions (2007) and Disaster and Crisis Response: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina (2009). Dr. Dass-Brailsford has presented both nationally and internationally..