Dana Rose Garfin

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M.A., University of California, Irvine, Social Ecology
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, Sociology & Political Science
Phone: 9498243592
University of California, Irvine

Research Interests
Trauma, stress, disasters, health psychology, quantitative methods
Academic Distinctions
NSF: Responding to turbulent times: Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath in a probability-based US national sample ($363,998)
NSF RAPID: Compounding Crises: Compounding Crises: Facing Hurricane Season in the Era of COVID-19 ($200,000)
NSF RAPID: Uncertain Risk and Stressful Future: A National Study of the COVID-19 Outbreak in the U.S. ($200,000)
K01 MD013910-01, National Institute of Health
Mindfulness-based Intervention to Address PTSD in Trauma-exposed, Homeless Women ($743,362, total award)
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, and how community-based interventions might help alleviate the deleterious effects of trauma-exposure. I am currently Principal Investigator of two NSF-funded studies examining the psychological implications of the COVID-19 crisis and an NIH-funded clinical trial of a mindfulness-based interventions for trauma-exposed homeless women.

My previous research projects have included a National Science Foundation-funded longitudinal study of American's reaction to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings; two studies that assessed 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.
Awards and Honors
2021 Outstanding Contribution to Trauma Psychology by an Early Career Psychologist Award, American Psychological Association (Division 56)
2021-2022 Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences Scholar
National Institute of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
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
Garfin, D. R., Morisky, D., Shin, S. S., Salem, B., Yadav, K., Deguzman, R., Harvey, G., Adams, I., Halas, K., Chang, K., White, K., Wu, J., & Nyamathi, A. M. (2020). Correlates of depression and anxiety among homeless adults with latent tuberculosis infection. Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105320956693
Garfin, D. R., Silver, R. C., & Holman, E. A. (2020). The novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019) outbreak: Amplification of public health consequences by media exposure. Health Psychology.
Valentovich, V., Guo, Y., Garfin, D. R., & Goldberg, W. (2020). Emotion coregulation processes between mothers and their children with ASD. In F.R. Volkmar (Ed), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Thompson, R., Garfin, D.R., Holman, E.A., & Silver, R.C. (in press). National opinions on death penalty punishment for the Boston Marathon bomber before and after sentencing. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law
Garfin, D.R., Holman, E.A., & Silver, R.C. (2020). Lifetime adversity and responses to the Boston Marathon bombings in a nationally representative sample of Americans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Holman, E. A., Garfin, D. R., Lubens, P., & Silver, R. C. (2020). Media exposure to collective trauma, mental health, and functioning: Does it matter what you see? Clinical Psychological Science.

Sweeting, J., Garfin, D.R., Holman, E.A., & Silver, R.C. (2020). Associations between exposure to childhood bullying and abuse and adulthood outcomes in a nationally representative U.S. sample. Child Abuse and Neglect.

Nyamathi, A.N., Shin, S., Sinha, S., Carpenter, C., Garfin, D.R., Padma, R.K.,,… Ekstrand, M. (2019). Sustained effect of a community-based behavioral and nutrition intervention on HIV-related outcomes at 18 months among women living with HIV in rural India: a quasiexperimental trial. JAIDS.

Ghafoori, B., Garfin, D.R., Ramírez, J., & Khoo. (2019). A naturalistic study to explore predictors of access, completion, and treatment selection among youth offered a trauma specific treatment. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy,

Garfin, D.R., Shin, S.S., Ekstrand, M.L., Yadav, K., Carpenter, C.L., Sinha, S., & Nyamathi, A.M. (2019). Depression, social support, and stigma as predictors of quality of life over time: Results from an Asha-based intervention in India. AIDS Care. doi:10.1080/09540121.2018.1563281
Nyamathi, A.M., Carpenter, C.L., Yadav, K., Garfin, D.R., Munoz, L., Kelly, M., Ekstrand, M.L., & Sinha, S. (2018). Impact of a behavioral intervention on physical and psychological health among rural women living with HIV/AIDS at six month follow-up. AIDS.

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. doi: 10.1002/jts.22262

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: An International Journal, 38, 71-83 (published ahead of print June 8, 2017). doi: 10.1111/risa.12794

Lee, J.A., Garfin, D. R., Lee, Y.S., & Vaughyn, S. (2018). Factors associated with gerontological career choice: The role of curriculum type and students’ attitudes. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8 (4). doi: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v8n4p1

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

Thompson, R., Garfin, D. R., Holman, E.A., & Silver, R.C. (2017). Psychological distress following a global health crisis: A national study of Americans’ reactions to Ebola. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 513-521 (published ahead of print April 26, 2017). doi: 10.1177/2167702617692030

Larson, S., Lynnette, A., Garfin, D., Mota, N., Pacella, M., Hunt, J, & deRoon-Cassini, T. (2017). Inconsistency in memory of traumatic events in a sample of injury patients. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 26, 525-542. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2017.1295296

Guo, Y., Garfin, D. R., Ly, A., & Goldberg, W. (2017). Emotion coregulation in mother-child dyads: A dynamic systems analysis of children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 1369-1383 (published ahead of print January 4, 2017). doi:10.1007/s10802-016-0234-9

Thompson, R., Garfin, D. R., & Silver, R. C. (2017). Evacuation decisions during and after natural disasters: A systematic review. Risk Analysis: An International Journal, 37, 812-839 (published ahead of print December 21, 2016). doi: 10.1111/risa.12654

Silver, R. C., & Garfin, D. R. (2016). Coping with disasters. In J. C. Norcross, G. R. VandenBos, & D. K. Freedheim (Editors-in-Chief), APA handbook of clinical psychology: Vol. 4. Psychopathology and health (pp. 597-611). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Garfin, D. R., & Holman, E. A. (2016). Terrorism and health. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mental health, 2nd edition (Vol. 4, pp. 286-293). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

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.

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, 2, 347-350. doi:10.1037/tps0000101

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 bombing. American Journal of Community Psychology, 58, 47-59. doi 10.1002/ajcp.12073

Garfin, D. R., Holman, E.A., & Silver, R. C. (2015). Cumulative exposure to prior collective trauma and acute stress responses to the Boston Marathon bombings. Psychological Science, 26, 675-683 (published ahead of print April 20, 2015). 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. doi.org/10.1037/a0037374

Garfin, D. R., Juth, V., Silver, R. C., Ugalde, F. J., Linn, H., & Inostroza, 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., Rincon, P. P., Squicciarini, A. M., George, M., & Guzmán, M. P. (2014). Children’s reactions to the 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

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

Shultz, J. M., Garfin, D. R., Espinel, Z., Araya, R., Oquendo, M., Wainberg, M., … Neria, Y. (2014). Internally displaced “victims of armed conflict” in Colombia: The trajectory and trauma signature of displacement. Current Psychiatry Reports, 16, 474-475. doi: 10.1007/s11920-014-0475-7

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
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