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Brian Bride

Distinguished University Professor and Director    

Brian Bride is Professor and Director of the School of Social Work at Georgia State University. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of behavioral health care, primary and secondary traumatic stress, health services research, HIV/AIDS, and workforce well-being. Dr. Bride’s work has appeared in leading journals such as Social Work, Social Work Research, Research on Social Work Practice, Health & Social Work, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Use & Misuse, and Drug and Alcohol Dependence. He has received funding support from the National Institutes of Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Children’s Bureau. Dr. Bride is the developer of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale and has received a number of honors as a result of his research on secondary traumatic stress, including the Creative Research Medal from the University of Georgia, was named a Distinguished Scholar by the Center for Social Research at the University at Buffalo, and had an article identified in the British Journal of Social Work as the sixth most influential social work article in the prior decade. Dr. Bride currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Traumatology: An International Journal, published by the American Psychological Association. He received his M.S.W. from Florida State University, his M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health, and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

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