Hurricane Katrina Community Aadvisory Group Survey Findings

ler, Ph.D. Head of Survey Team Professor, Department of Health Care Policy Harvard Medical School

Ronald Kessler is a sociologist and psychiatric epidemiologist. He was trained at Temple University, New York University, and the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Kessler is a Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Director of the World Health Organization's World Mental Health Survey Initiative. Dr. Kessler's work focuses on psychosocial determinants and consequences of mental health problems. He is the recipient of many awards for his research, such as the Reme Lepuse award from the American Public Health Association and the Paul Hock Award from the American Psychopathological Association. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He has been designated by the Institute for Scientific Information as the most widely cited researcher in the field.

Richard Powers, M.D. Associate Professor of Neurology and Pathology The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Richard E. Powers is a geriatric psychiatrist and a neuropathologist. He trained at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is currently the Medical Director for the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation as well as an associate professor in the Departments of Pathology and Psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained in the office of the medical examiner in the State of Maryland and serves as a forensic neuropathology consultant to medical examiners in Northern Alabama. Dr. Powers has extensive experience in management of public mental health systems and services for persons with dementia and intellectual disabilities. He provided direct clinical care to Hurricane Katrina evacuees in central and southern Alabama during the sheltering phase and mental health services to evacuees located in longer t

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