Sandra Graham-Bermann

Sandra Graham-Bermann, PhD., is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, where she researches how different forms of violence affect children's adjustment.

Portrait Sandra Graham-BermannOver 24 years she has developed new measures of their fears and worries, traumatic stress, attitudes and beliefs about violence, family stereotyping, and conflict in sibling relationships. With support from national agencies, state and local foundations, she has designed and evaluated interventions for women and children exposed to domestic violence. Her work has also featured collaboration with researchers at Örebro University.

She is the author of more than 90 publications and as director of the Child Violence and Trauma Lab in the Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, she and her team of postdoctoral fellows, graduate and honours students study the behavioural and emotional adjustment of children exposed to family violence and trauma as well as the interventions designed to assist these children. These interventions have been adopted for use in 28 states and five countries, including Sweden.