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Associate Professor

Social Work

University at Buffalo

229 Parker Hall

Buffalo, NY 14214

716-829-3991 ext 141


Buffalo Center for Social Research


Dr. Lisa Butler

Research Interests:

Traumatic stress; Resilience; Postraumatic growth; Anticipatory trauma

Summary of Recent Relevant Research:

Dr. Butler's background includes research in traumatic stress and other psychosocial outcomes in a number of populations. Her extreme events interests include the study of factors associated with traumatic stress, resilience, and/or posttraumatic growth outcomes following traumatic events, such as terrorist acts, as well as developing new research examining the nature of traumatic stress reactions in the context of living under threat.