Program Director/Principal Investigator of TBBH Fellowship
Dhru Mukherjee, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Principal Investigator/Program Director of the Trauma-Based Behavioral Health Fellowship, a $1.8 million Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) federal grant from Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Dr. Mukherjee has also received a Campus Suicide Prevention federal grant from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of $306,000. Dr. Mukherjee is also interested in the behavioral health emergencies and community responses associated with it. Dr. Mukherjee has been a summer grant writing fellow of National Institute of Health, and have recently completed a community based Learning Collaborative on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Mukherjee is interested in understanding the phenomenology of traumatic stress, grief, loss and related suicidal ideation. Dr. Mukherjee explores how exposure to traumatic events transmits from person to person. He is currently working on primary research involving military spouses who are exposed to secondary trauma. Dr. Mukherjee is also interested in understanding how psychological trauma informs our sense of identity. Before working at SIUC, Dr. Mukherjee has worked with the University of South Carolina and the World Bank.
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