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Bride Named Editor of Traumatology

Posted Nov. 3, 2010
Reported by Emily Williams

Associate Professor Brian Bride has been named editor of Traumatology, the official publication of the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. He will serve as editor-elect until his 5 year term begins October 6, 2011.
"A lot of the leading researchers in trauma are now publishing there. So to be asked to be at the helm of an emerging leader in the field of traumatology is really exciting," Bride said.

Bride will be developing a new vision for the journal to keep pace with the emerging and evolving field. The international, interdisciplinary journal attracts submissions from social work, psychology, psychiatry, economics, nursing and other humanitarian focused fields. Bride has served on the editorial board of Traumatology for over 10 years.

"Brian Bride was selected because of his extraordinary breadth and depth as a scholar who effectively balances being a scholar and being a practitioner, while conceptualizing issues as a social work educator," said Charles Figley, Ph.D., founder of the journal. "If ever we need someone like Professor Bride to provide leadership during these tumultuous times, it is now."

Figley founded the refereed journal in 1995 to showcase work in the expanding field of traumatology. The web-based format was the first of its kind and the articles cover numerous branches of the field including psychosocial, systemic, and behavioral trauma. The journal also circulates cutting-edge special issues related to current events such as the Virginia Tech shootings, the Tulane University faculty experiences with Hurricane Katrina and the levee system failures, military deployment, and international conceptualization of trauma. Upcoming issues will feature culture and trauma and the trauma of sexual orientation minorities.

Bride was a research assistant for Figley at Florida State University when he was working on his master's degree. Bride and Figley coedited a book, Death and Trauma: The Traumatology of Grieving.

"It's pretty humbling," Bride said. "The fact that Charles was a mentor of mine—he's a mentor to a lot of people and he's one of the founders of the field—he could have picked anyone."

Traumatology is published by Sage Publications, one of the oldest, privately owned companies focusing on social and medical sciences. The Green Cross Academy of Traumatology is an international, humanitarian assistance, nonprofit corporation comprised of trained traumatologists and compassion fatigue service providers oriented to helping people in crisis following a traumatic event.