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Mack Center on Mental Health & Social Conflict: Center Staff

Center Staff

DIRECTOR 

Steve Segal

Steven P. Segal

Mack Distinguished Professor and Director, Mental Health and Social Welfare Research Group and the Mack Center on Mental Health and Social Conflict

spsegal@berkeley.edu

305 Haviland Hall; 510.642.3140

Research Interests: Mental health and social policy; research methods; adult residential care; self-help mental health services; violence and mental illness; community mental health; homelessness; social work practice; psychiatric epidemiology; social support systems; social ecology; health policy; psychiatric emergencies.

ASSOCIATE SPECIALIST

Elena Portacolone

Elena Portacolone

elena.portacolone@ucsf.edu

16 Haviland Hall; 510.830.9309

Research Interests: Community-dwelling older adults; living in older age with mental illness; aging in high-crime neighborhoods; living alone; deinstitutionalization; housing policies.

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS

Niveen Rizkalla

Niveen Rizkalla

rizkalla555@berkeley.edu

16 Haviland Hall; 510.642.3140

Research Interests: women, Syrian refugees, sexual violence, PTSD, complex PTSD, women in prostitution, vicarious traumatization of helpers, secondary traumatization, posttraumatic growth, training staff treating sexual violence, couples' intimacy and marital satisfaction.

Rachel Kaplan

Rachel Kaplan

rlkaplan@berkeley.edu

16 Haviland Hall; 510.642.3140

Research Interests: Gender issues and sexual health, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, health in the Middle East and North Africa region, qualitative and mixed methodologies, mental health and conflict.

Hyojin Im

Hyojin Im

hyojinim@berkeley.edu

16 Haviland Hall; 510.642.6623

Research Interests: Community-based participatory research (CBPR), health and mental health disparities in refugees/immigrants, international social development, evidence-based psychosocial intervention in complex emergencies.

DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCHERS

Leah Jacobs

Leah Jacobs

leah.ashly.jacobs@gmail.com

Research Interests: Community-based mental health services, LGBTI mental health services, social work in the criminal justice system, restorative justice; transinstitutionalization, juvenile justice, political theory and social welfare policy, program evaluation, participatory research methods, philosophy of knowledge, critical theory.

Rami Arafah

Rami Arafah

rami.arafah@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Refugee resettlement and integration, mental health and social conflict, international social welfare and social work.

Ramy Salah

Ramy Salah

UCLA Medical School

rsalah2188@gmail.com

Research Interests: Mental health in the Middle East, building sustainable systems for healthcare delivery for the underserved at home and abroad, neurology and/or neuropsychiatry.

Hanna Mark

Hanna Mark

hannamark@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Posttraumatic healing, gendered and sexual violence, interethnic and inter-religious relations.

 

Stephania Hayes

stephania@berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Community mental health services, evidence-based practices in psychosocial rehabilitation, recovery models and radical mental health, consumer-operated services and peer support, program development, stigma and empowerment, arts and healing, veterans health, participatory action research, mixed methods.

FACULTY AFFILIATES

Steve Segal

Julian Chun-Chung Chow

Associate Professor

jchow99@berkeley.edu

209 Haviland Hall; 510.643.9288

Research Interests: Community practice and service delivery in urban poverty, ethnic and immigrant neighborhoods; community analysis and needs assessment; program planning and development; cultural competency services.

Susan Stone

Susan Stone

Associate Professor

sistone@berkeley.edu

222 Haviland Hall; 510.643.6662

Research Interests: Family and school influences on child and adolescent school performance; especially for urban and at-risk children and youth; parenting under stress; family treatment; linking families, schools and communities; school-based social work practice; mixing quantitative and qualitative methods; multi-level statistical modeling.

Jess Ghannam

Jess Ghannam

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health Sciences, UCSF School of Medicine

jess.ghannam@ucsf.edu

415.921.8096

Research Interests: Evaluating the long-term health consequences of war on displaced communities and the psychological and psychiatric effects of armed conflict on children.

Megan Moore

Megan Moore

Acting Assistant Professor, University of Washington

mm99@uw.edu

Research Interests: Relationship of mental health to health outcomes in public health settings; the role of safety net medical settings in the health service system; physical and mental health after traumatic brain injury; traumatic stress and coping; health emergencies, coping and crisis intervention; mental health interventions in health settings; health social work; translating research into practice settings.