GBV Speaker Series: Understanding, giving voice to, and preventing adverse health outcomes among women sexual assault survivors who receive emergency care and forensic data collection
Hosted by: UNC GBV Research Group (supported by the Injury Prevention Research Center)
Speaker: Samuel McLean, MD, MPH, Institute for Trauma Recovery, UNC School of Medicine
Description: The Better Tomorrow Network is a national research network, organized from UNC, that conducts studies with adolescent and adult sexual assault survivors presenting to the largest sexual assault emergency care and treatment sites around the nation. Example data and results to date from the network, on ongoing research activities, will be described.
Speaker: Samuel A. McLean, MD, MPH received his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and his MD degree and MPH in General Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. He then completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Emergency Medicine Residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr McLean is currently Research Vice Chair in the Department of Anesthesiology and an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The overarching goal of Dr. McLean’s research is to gain a better understanding the recovery process after trauma exposure, and to use this improved understanding to develop effective secondary preventive interventions to improve post-traumatic outcomes.