Dana Rose Garfin

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Assistant Researcher

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2013, Psychology & Social Behavior

M.A., University of California, Irvine, 2010, Social Ecology

B.A., University of Colorado, Irvine, 2002, Sociology & Political Science

Phone: 9498243592
Email: dgarfin@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
Berk Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Trauma, stress, disasters, health psychology, quantitative methods
Academic Distinctions
2015 UC Irvine Tom Angell Fellowship for Postdoctoral Mentoring Achievement and Excellence (inaugural award recipient)
2009, 2010 Social Ecology Graduate Mentoring Award
2008, 2009 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention
2006-2007 Dean’s Honor List, San Francisco State University
1998-2002 Dean’s Honor List, University of Colorado at Boulder
2002 Phi Beta Kappa
2002 Alpha Kappa Delta, National Honor Society for Sociology

2013 Social Ecology Dean’s Dissertation Writing Fellowship ($5,885)
2013 Travel Award and Selected Participant: Society for the Psychological
Study of Social Issues Summer Policy Workshop ($500)
2012 PERISHIP Fellowship in Hazards, Risk, and Disasters, University of Colorado ($10,000)
2011 University of California, Irvine, Public Impact Fellowship, Honorable
Mention ($1,000)
2011 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Student Research Award ($1,000)
2011 University of California, Irvine, Framework Program for Global Health Graduate Travel Fellowship, Fogarty International Center of the National
Institute of Health (NIH) ($4,200)
2010 Newkirk Center for Science and Society Graduate Student Research
Fellowship, University of California, Irvine ($6,000)
2010 Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Grant-In-Aid ($2,000)
2007-2011 Research Travel Grants, University of California, Irvine ($500 annually)
2007 UC Irvine School of Social Ecology Graduate Fellowship ($10,000)
2007 Research Travel Grant, San Francisco State University ($600)
2002 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programs, University of
Colorado at Boulder ($1,400)
2001-2002 Americorps Service Education Grant, educational grant awarded for
over 450 hours of community service per academic year ($1,250 annually)
Research Abstract
My primary research interests are in how negative life events and community disasters impact physical and mental health across the lifespan. My research projects have included a National Science Foundation-funded longitudinal study of American's reaction to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings; two studies that assess longitudinal psychosocial reactions to the 2010 8.8 magnitude Chilean earthquake; and a National Science Foundation-funded longitudinal study of natural disaster preparation in a nationally representative sample of Americans.

I am committed to bridging the gap between empirical findings and public policy, and have presented findings from my research at the Ministry of Health and at the Presidential Palace in Santiago, Chile and have worked with leaders at the Institute of Health and Futures and the Chilean Board of Assistance and Scholarships in Chile.
Nyamathi, A.M., Carpenter, C.L., Yadav, K., Garfin, D.R., Munoz, L., Kelly, M., Ekstrand, M.L., & Sinha, S. (in press, AIDS). Impact of a behavioral intervention on physical and psychological health among rural women living with HIV/AIDS at six month follow-up.

Garfin, D. R., Thompson, R., & Holman, E. A. (2018). Mental and physical health effects of acute stress following traumatic events: A systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 112, 107-113. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.05.017

Garfin, D. R., Poulin, M. J., Blum, S., & Silver, R. C. (2018). The aftermath of terror: A nationwide longitudinal study of posttraumatic stress across the 9/11 decade. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31, 146-156.

Fischhoff, B., Wong-Parodi, G., Garfin, D.R., Silver, R., C. & Holman, E.A. (2018). Public understanding of Ebola risks: Mastering an unfamiliar threat. Risk Analysis, 38, 71-83. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/risa.12794

Valentovich, V., Goldberg, W., Garfin, D. R, & Guo, Y. (2017). A dynamic systems analysis of emotion coregulation in mother-child dyads and maladaptive behaviors in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3375-y

Lee, J.A., Garfin, D. R., Lee, Y.S., & Vaughyn, S. (2017). Factors associated with gerontological career choice: The role of curriculum type and students’ attitudes. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice.

Thompson, R.R., Garfin, D.R., Holman, E.A., & Silver, R.C. (2017). Distress, worry, and functioning following a global health crisis: A national study of Americans’ responses to Ebola. Clinical Psychological Science. Advance online publication: doi: 10.1177/2167702617692030

Larsen, S.E., Pacella, M. L., Garfin, D., Mota, D.R., Hunt, & deRoon-Cassini, D.A. (2017): Inconsistencies in the reporting of perceived trauma severity among acute physical injury survivors, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. DOI: 10.1080/10926771.2017.1295296

Guo, Y., Garfin, D. R., Ly, A. & Goldberg, W. (2017). Dynamic systems analysis of mother-child interactions in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10802-016-0234-9

Follette, V.M., Garfin, D.R., Fitzgerald, J.M., McLean, C. (2016). Translational trauma research: Implications for policy and intervention. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 374-350, 2, 347-350. doi:10.1037/tps0000101

Thompson, R. R., Garfin, D. R., & Silver, R. C. (2016). Evacuation from natural disasters: A systematic review of the literature. Risk Analysis: An International Journal. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1111/risa.12654

Jones, N. M., Garfin, D. R., Holman, E. A., & Silver, R. C. (2016). Media use and exposure to graphic content in the week following the Boston Marathon bombings. American Journal of Community Psychology. Advance online publication DOI 10.1002/ajcp.12073

Silver, R. C., & Garfin, D. R. (2016). Coping with disasters. In J. C. Norcross, G. R. VandenBos, & D. K. Freedheim (Eds.), APA handbook of clinical psychology (Vol. IV: Psychopathology and health). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Garfin, D. R., & Silver, R. C. (2016). Responses to natural disasters. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mental health, 2nd edition (Vol. 4, pp. 35-46). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

Garfin, D. R. & Holman, E. A. (2016). Terrorism and health. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2nd edition. (Vol. 4). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

Garfin, D. R., Holman, A. E., & Silver, R. C. (2015). Cumulative exposure to prior collective trauma and acute stress responses to the Boston Marathon bombings. Psychological Science, 26, 675-683. doi:10.1177/0956797614561043

Garfin, D. R., Silver, R. C., Ugalde, F. J., Linn, H., & Inostroza, M. (2014). Exposure to rapid succession disasters: A study of residents at the epicenter of the Chilean Bio-Bio earthquake. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 545-556.

Garfin, D.R., Juth, V., Silver, R.C., Ugalde, F.J., Linn, H., & Inostraoza, M. (2014). A national study of health care service utilization and substance use after the 2010 Chilean earthquake. Psychiatric Services, 65, 1392-1395. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201300500.

Garfin, D. R., Silver, R. C., Gil-Rivas, V., Guzmán, J., Murphy, J. M., Cova, F., . . . Guzmán, M. P. (2014). Children’s reactions to the February 2010 Chilean earthquake: The role of trauma exposure, family context, and school-based mental health programming. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 6, 563-573 (published ahead of print June 2, 2014). doi:10.1037/a0036584

Shultz, J.M., Garfin, D.R., Espinel, Z., Araya, R., Oquendo, M., Wainberg, M., Chaskel, R., Gaviria, S., Ordóñez, A., Espinola, M., Wilson, F.E., García, N., Ceballos, A.M., Garcia, N.M., Verdeli, H., Garcia-Barcena, Y., & Neria, Y. (2014). Internally displaced “victims of armed conflict” in Colombia: The trajectory and trauma signature of displacement. Current Psychiatry Reports.474-475. Advance online publication doi: 10.1007/s119001404757

Holman, E. A., Garfin, D. R., & Silver, R. C. (2014). Media’s role in broadcasting acute stress following the Boston Marathon bombings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 111, 93-98 (published ahead of print December 9, 2013). doi/10.1073/pnas.1316265110

Abstracted in J. Silver (2014, January 10). Stop replaying the tragedy. NEJM Journal Watch. 2014 (jan10_6) NA33132

Shultz, J. M., Walsh, L., Garfin D. R., Wilson F. E., & Neria, Y. (2014). The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill: The trauma signature of an ecological disaster. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s11414-014-9398-7

Garfin, D.R., Holman, E.A., Lubens, P., & Silver, R.C. (2014, July 22). Don’t overlook television news content when linking TV-watching and all-cause mortality. JAHA: Journal of the American Heart Association. (published online July 22, 2014). Retrieved from: http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/3/3/e000864.full/reply
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