UCLA Health has experts available to comment on the emotional trauma and psychological impact of mass shootings on individuals and communities.
Melissa Brymer, a psychologist, is the director of terrorism and disaster programs at the UCLA–Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. Her work focusses on the ways children deal with stress following traumatic events such as mass shootings and natural disasters.
Emmanuel Maidenberg is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His research and practice focus on coping with stress and anxiety caused by shootings, natural disasters, terrorism, politics, job loss and other circumstances.