Ph.D., University of Georgia
M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health
M.S.W., Florida State University
Brian E. Bride is Distinguished University Professor of Social Work in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at GSU. His scholarship focuses on posttraumatic stress, behavioral health services, and employee well-being. Having published and presented widely on the topic, Dr. Bride is internationally recognized for his research on secondary traumatic stress. He developed the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale, a widely used measure of secondary traumatic stress that has been translated into more than a dozen languages. His journal article, Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Social Workers, has been recognized as the 6th most influential article in social work. Dr. Bride formerly served as Director of the GSU School of Social Work (2014-2021) and as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Traumatology (2011-2018). Dr. Bride received a B.S. in psychology from the University of Florida, a M.S.W. from Florida State University, a Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Georgia, and a M.P.H. in Quantitative Methods from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to coming to GSU, and been on the faculty of the University of Tennessee (2001-2004) and the University of Georgia (2004-2014).
Selected Recent Publications:
Kitano, M., Shoji, K., Nakaita, I., Sano, S., Tachibana, S., Bride, B., Shigemura, J., Waki, F., Noguchi, N., Koga, M., Toda, H., Yoshino, A., Shimizu, K., Nagamine, M. (2021). Validity and reliability of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale-Japanese Version. Neuropsychopharmacology Reports, 41, 476-484.
Beck, E., Blanton, S., Carmichael, D., Bride, B.E., DiGiralomo, A. (2021). Toward a Trauma-informed State: An exploration of a training collaborative. Traumatology.
Snyder, S., Morse, S.A., & Bride, B.E. (2021). Exploring differences in baseline characteristics among adults entering integrated residential treatment for co-occurring disorders in 2013 and 2017. Social Work in Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2021.1986449.
Armes, S.E., Lee, J.J., Bride, B.E., & Seponski, D.M. (2020). Secondary trauma and impairment in clinical social workers. Child Abuse & Neglect, 110(3), 1-8.
Lee, J., Miller, S.E., & Bride, B.E. (2020). Development and initial validation of the Self Care Practices Scale. Social Work, 65(1), 21-28.
Lawson, H., Caringi, J., Gottfried, R., Bride, B.E., & Hydon, S. (2019). Secondary traumatic stress, student trauma, and the need for trauma literacy. Harvard Educational Review, 89(3), 421-447.
Snyder, S., Morse, S.A., & Bride, B.E. (2019). A comparison of 2013 and 2017 baseline characteristics among treatment-seeking patients who use opioids with co-occurring disorders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 99, 134-138.
Sprang, G, Kerig, P., Ford, J., & Bride, B.E. (2019). Defining secondary traumatic stress and developing targeted assessments and interventions: Lessons learned from research and leading experts. Traumatology, 25(2), 72-81.
Lee, J.J., Gottfried, R., & Bride, B.E. (2018). Exposure to client trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and the health of clinical social workers. Clinical Social Work Journal, 46(3), 228-235.
Molnar, B.E., Sprang, G., Killian, K.D., Gottfried, R., Emery, V., & Bride, B.E. (2017). Advancing science and practice for vicarious traumatization/secondary traumatic stress: A research agenda. Traumatology, 23, 129-142.