Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

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Reexamining the Role of the Traumatic Stressor and the Trajectory of Posttraumatic Distress in the Wake of Disaster

Frederick C. Nucifora Jr c1, Ryan C. Hall and George S. Everly Jr

(Received July 11 2011)

(Accepted July 13 2011)

Key Words:

  • stress disorders, post-traumatic;
  • disaster response;
  • occupational health;
  • New York City;
  • Hurricane Katrina;
  • disaster recovery;
  • resilience, psychological


c1 Correspondence: Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr Frederick C. Nucifora Jr, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe St, CMSC 8-121, Baltimore, MD 21287 (e-mail: nucifora@jhmi.edu).

Author Affiliations: Drs Nucifora and Everly are with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Dr Hall is with the Department of Psychiatry, University of South Florida.