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Sherry Hamby

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Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South and Director of the Life Paths Research Center. She is also the founder of ResilienceCon and was founding editor of the APA journal, Psychology of Violence. Dr. Hamby is an internationally recognized authority who is known for her work on trauma dosage and resilience. A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Hamby has worked for more than 30 years on the problem of violence, including front-line crisis intervention and treatment, involvement in grassroots organizations, and research leading to the publication of more than 200 articles and books. An influential researcher, she has been ranked in the top 1% among more than 6 million researchers in 22 disciplines based on citations to her work. Her awards include Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA). Her newest book, with Victoria Banyard, is Strengths-Based Prevention: Reducing Violence & Other Public Health Problems (APA Books, 2022). Check out her TEDx talk, Trauma is Everywhere But So Is Resilience.
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