Courtney Welton-Mitchell is the director of the Humanitarian Assistance Applied Research Group through the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (JKSIS) at the University of Denver. She is also a Research Associate with the Institute of Behavioral Science's Environment and Society program, Natural Hazards Center, at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Courtney received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2012, and is a licensed clinician. Courtney has published on various topics including - gender-based violence, disaster mental health, mental health and psychosocial needs of - refugees, women living with HIV, LGBT persons, and humanitarian staff. She teaches graduate level courses on forced migration/refugee studies, gender-based violence, global mental health, and research methods. Courtney has worked in Nepal, Tanzania, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Haiti and elsewhere, with UN and other humanitarian agencies, since 1998. Current research projects include - 1) ELRHA-funded development and testing of a culturally-adapted mental health integrated disaster preparedness intervention, for earthquake survivors and flood-prone communities in Nepal and Haiti (partnership w/TPO & SLM); 2) U.S. State Dept/BPRM-funded GBV intervention development and testing for displaced/refugee/stateless groups in Malaysia and Lebanon (partnership w/Tenaganita & ABAAD). She is also interested in applications of social psychology to solve challenges in delivery of humanitarian assistance.
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