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Trauma | Disasters | Mental Health | Community

The Lai Lab is centered within the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.  Dr. Betty Lai and her graduate research assistants focus on how children and families respond to disasters and other traumatic stressors. Recent work has focused on children’s mental health symptoms, physical health symptoms, and school functioning following large-scale natural disasters. In tandem with this research, the Lai Lab also examines how advanced statistical modeling strategies may be applied to better understand how to minimize the effects of trauma on children’s functioning.