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Joan E. Broderick, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. She has been involved in disaster mental health since the mid-1990s with the American Red Cross and is the Coordinator of Disaster Mental Health Services for the Suffolk County Chapter of the Red Cross. Dr. Broderick lectures in the School of Medicine on post-traumatic stress disorder and trains community mental health professionals for the Red Cross. In addition to local disasters, Dr. Broderick participated in TWA 800, Egypt Air, September 11th, and Hurricane Katrina disaster responses.

Specific Areas of expertise: Disaster mental health and post traumatic stress disorder.

Fred Friedberg, Ph.D. is a psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.  He has also been in private practice for 25 years.  His research interests are in the area of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain.  In particular, he is studying short-term cognitive-behavioral interventions, behavioral management of fatigue in primary care, mind/body interactions, and objective measurement of outcomes in these poorly understood illness conditions.  Dr. Friedberg has authored six books and numerous scientific articles on chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.  His research efforts are supported by a career development award sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. .

Specific areas of expertise: Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia

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