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Dr. Emma Cardeli

Emma Cardeli, Ph.D. is an Attending Psychologist & Research Associate at the Trauma & Community Resilience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cardeli has fifteen years of clinical experience working with trauma-affected populations in a variety of clinical settings (e.g., community mental health, inpatient psychiatry, emergency services, court clinics, and residential treatment centers). She provides training and consultation in trauma-informed care and trauma-focused treatment; this has included participation in several research and capacity building initiatives focused on improving systems of care so that they better meet the unique needs of women and children returning from formerly ISIS-controlled territories. Dr. Cardeli is also the lead developer of the T-SAM, a clinically useful risk assessment and management tool that can be used by mental health professionals to guide clinical intervention for individuals at risk of targeted violence. Her research focuses on understanding multi-systemic factors contributing to violence perpetration and identifying effective methodologies for strengthening healthcare systems to meet the needs of underserved populations.