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Nyamathi, A., Shin, S. S., Doratt, B. M., Jones-Patten A., Salem, B., Gelberg, L., Lee, D., Garfin, D. R., Yadav, K., Chang, A. H., White, K., Arce N., & Messaoudi, I. (2023). Correlates of SARS-CoV-2 anti-RBD IgG antibody titers among persons experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. Public Health Nursing. PDF

Masrio, S., Shenoi, E., Wu, J., & Garfin, D. R. (2023). Assessing perception of wildfires and related impacts among adult residents in Southern California. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20, 815. PDF

Thompson, R. R., Jones, M.N., Freeman, M.A., Holman, E.A., Garfin, D. R., & Silver, R. C. (2022). Psychological responses to U.S. Statewide restrictions and COVID-19 exposures: A longitudinal study. Health Psychology, 41(11), 817-825. PDF

Garfin, D.R., Thompson, R. R., & Wong‐Parodi, G. (2022). Media exposure, threat processing, and mitigation behaviors in Gulf Coast residents facing the co‐occurring threats of COVID‐19 and hurricanes. Risk Analysis. PDF

Wong-Parodi, G., & Garfin, D. R. (2022). Priming close social contact protective behaviors enhances protective social norms perceptions, protection views, and self-protective behaviors during disasters. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 80, 103135. PDF

Garfin, D. R., Osorio, J., Amador, A., Ruivivar, K, & Nyamathi, A. M. (2022). A multi-method exploration of mindfulness as a coping tool: Perspectives from trauma-exposed, unhoused women residing at a drug treatment facility. Stress and Health. PDF

Holman, E. A., Jones, N. M., Garfin, D. R., & Silver, R. C. (2022). Distortions in time perception during collective trauma: Insights from a national longitudinal study during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy. doi: 10.1037/tra0001326 PDF

Garfin, D. R., Holman E. A., Fischhoff, B., & Silver, R. C. (2022). Media exposure, risk perceptions, and fear: Americans’ behavioral responses to the Ebola public health crisis. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 77, 103059. PDF

Garfin, D. R., Thompson, R. R., Holman E. A., Wong-Parodi, G., & Silver, R. C. (2022). A longitudinal study of Floridians responses to repeated hurricane exposure. JAMA Network Open, 5(6), e2217251.5(6), e2217251. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.17251 PDF

            Invited commentary: Nakabayashi, M. (2022). Cumulative adverse mental health outcomes after concurrent disasters—social, scientific, and policy-making implications. JAMA Network Open;5(6), e2217260. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.17260 PDF

Garfin, D. R., Djokovic, L., Silver, R. C., & Holman, E. A. (2022). Predictors of functional impairment and health-related worries among COVID-19 healthcare and non-healthcare essential workers. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy. PDF

Dutta, A., Felipe, P., Peña, F., Holcomb, J. M., Loreto, L., Sqicciarini, A. M., Canenguez, K. M., Bergman, P., Riobueno-Naylor, A., Farley, A. M., Simonsohn, A., Garfin, D. R., Silver, R. C.,  Benheim, T. S., Guzmán, J., Jelinek, M. S., & Murphy, M. J. (2022). Earthquake exposure, adverse childhood experiences, and psychosocial functioning in Chilean children: A longitudinal study. Journal of Traumatic Stress. PDF

Wong-Parodi, G., & Garfin, D. R. (2022). Hurricane adaptation behaviors in Texas and Florida: Exploring the role of negative personal experience and subjective attribution to climate change.  Environmental Research Letters. PDF

Garfin, D. R., Morisky, D. Shin, S. S., Salem, B, Yadav, K., Deguzman, R., Harvey, G., Adams, I., Halas, K., Chang, K., White, K., Wu, J., & Nyamathi, A. M. (2022). Correlates of depression and anxiety among homeless adults with latent tuberculosis infection. Journal of Health Psychology, 27(2), 494-501.  PDF

Garfin, D. R., Fischhoff, B., Holman, E. A., & Silver, R. C. (2021). Risk perceptions and health behaviors during the emergence of COVID-19 in the United States: Results from a probability-based nationally representative sample. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 27(4), 584–598. PDF

Nyamathi, A. M., Salem, B. E., Jones, A. A., Garfin, D. R., Yadav, K., Chang, A., White, K., & Morisky, D. (2021). Impact of a nurse-led, community health worker intervention on latent tuberculosis medication completion among homeless adults. Nursing Research. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000545

Blosnich, J. R., Garfin, D. R., Maguen, S., Vogt, D., Dichter, M. E., Hoffmire, C. A., Bernhard, P. A., & Schneiderman, A. (2021). Differences in childhood adversity, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt among veterans and nonveterans. American Psychologist, 76(2), 284–299. PDF

Robert, M., Stene, L. E., Garfin, D. R., Motreff, Y., & Pirard, P. (2021). Media exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms in the wake of the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks: A population-based study in France. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.50945 PDF

Silver, R. C. , Holman, E. A., & Garfin, D. R. (2021). Coping with cascading collective traumas in the United States. Nature Human Behavior.  5, 4-6 http://doi:10.1038/s41562-020-00981-x PDF

Holman, E. A., Thompson, R. R., Garfin, D. R., & Silver, R. C. (2020). The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic: A probability-based, nationally representative study of mental health in the U.S. Science Advances, 6, eabd5390. PDF

Thompson, R., Garfin, D.R., Holman, E.A., & Silver, R.C. (2020). National opinions on death penalty punishment for the Boston Marathon bomber before and after sentencing. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. (published ahead of print September 3, 2020). PDF

Garfin, D. R. (2020). Technology as a coping tool during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications and recommendations. Stress & Health. Advance online publication.  PDF

Garfin, D. R., Silver, R. C., & Holman, E. A. (2020). The novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019) outbreak: Amplification of public health consequences by media exposure. Health Psychology. PDF

Kofman, Y., & Garfin, D.R. (2020). Home is not always a haven: The domestic violence crisis amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, & Policy. doi:10.1037/tra0000866 PDF

Sweeting, J., Garfin, D.R., Holman, E.A., & Silver, R.C. (2020). Associations between exposure to childhood bullying and abuse and adulthood outcomes in a nationally representative U.S. sample. Child Abuse and Neglect. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104048 PDF

Valentovich, V., Guo, Y., Garfin, D. R., & Goldberg, W. (2020). Emotion coregulation processes between mothers and their children with ASD. In F.R. Volkmar (Ed), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. PDF

Holman, E. A., Garfin, D. R., Lubens, P., & Silver, R. C. (2020). Media exposure to collective trauma, mental health, and functioning: Does it matter what you see? Clinical Psychological Science. 8, 111-124 (published ahead of print October 8, 2019.) doi: 10.1177/2167702619858300 PDF

Garfin, D.R., Holman, E.A., & Silver, R.C. (2020). Exposure to prior negative life events and responses to the Boston Marathon bombings. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12, 320-329 (published ahead of print September 26, 2019). PDF

Nyamathi, A.N., Shin, S., Sinha, S., Carpenter, C., Garfin, D.R., Padma, R.K.,,… Ekstrand, M. (2019). Sustained effect of a community-based behavioral and nutrition intervention on HIV-related outcomes at 18 months among women living with HIV in rural India: a quasi- experimental trial. JAIDS, 81(4), 429-438. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002044. PDF

Ghafoori, B., Garfin, D.R., Ramírez, J., & Khoo. (2019). Predictors of access, completion, and treatment selection among youth offered a trauma-specific treatment. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 11, 767-774. doi: 10.1037/tra0000460. PDF

Garfin, D.R., Shin, S.S., Ekstrand, M.L., Yadav, K., Carpenter, C.L., Sinha, S., & Nyamathi, A.M. (2019). Depression, social support, and stigma as predictors of quality of life over time: Results from an Asha-based intervention in India. AIDS Care, 31(5):563-571. doi:10.1080/09540121.2018.1563281 PDF

Nyamathi, A.M., Carpenter, C.L., Yadav, K., Garfin, D.R., Munoz, L., Kelly, M., Ekstrand, M.L., & Sinha, S. (2018). Randomized controlled trial of a community-based intervention on HIV and nutritional outcomes at 6 months among women living with HIV/AIDS in rural India. AIDS, 32(18), 2727-2737. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002016 PDF

Garfin, D. R., Thompson, R., & Holman, E. A. (2018). Acute stress and subsequent health outcomes: A systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 112, 107-113. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.05.017 PDF

Garfin, D. R., Poulin, M. J., Blum, S., & Silver, R. C. (2018). The aftermath of terror: A nationwide longitudinal study of posttraumatic stress across the 9/11 decade. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31, 146-156. doi: 10.1002/jts.22262 PDF

Fischhoff, B., Wong-Parodi, G., Garfin, D.R., Silver, R., C. & Holman, E.A. (2018). Public understanding of Ebola risks: Mastering an unfamiliar threat. Risk Analysis: An International Journal, 38, 71-83 (published ahead of print June 8, 2017). doi: 10.1111/risa.1279 PDF

Lee, J.A., Garfin, D. R., Lee, Y.S., & Vaughyn, S. (2018). Factors associated with gerontological career choice: The role of curriculum type and students’ attitudes. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8 (4). doi: PDF

Valentovich, V., Goldberg, W., Garfin, D. R., & Guo, Y. (2017). Emotion coregulation processes between mothers and their children with and without autism spectrum disorder: associations with children’s maladaptive behaviors. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 1235-1248. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3375-y PDF

Thompson, R., Garfin, D. R., Holman, E.A., & Silver, R.C. (2017). Psychological distress following a global health crisis: A national study of Americans’ reactions to Ebola. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 513-521 (published ahead of print April 26, 2017). doi: 10.1177/2167702617692030 PDF

Larson, S., Lynnette, A., Garfin, D., Mota, N., Pacella, M., Hunt, J, & deRoon-Cassini, T. (2017). Inconsistency in memory of traumatic events in a sample of injury patients. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 26, 525-542. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2017.1295296 PDF

Guo, Y., Garfin, D. R., Ly, A., & Goldberg, W. (2017). Emotion coregulation in mother-child dyads: A dynamic systems analysis of children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 1369-1383 (published ahead of print January 4, 2017). doi:10.1007/s10802-016-0234-9 PDF

Thompson, R., Garfin, D. R., & Silver, R. C. (2017). Evacuation decisions during and after natural disasters: A systematic review. Risk Analysis: An International Journal, 37, 812- 839 (published ahead of print December 21, 2016). doi: 10.1111/risa.12654 PDF

Garfin, D. R., & Holman, E. A. (2016). Terrorism and health. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mental health, 2nd edition (Vol. 4, pp. 286-293). Waltham, MA: Academic Press. PDF

Silver, R. C., & Garfin, D. R., (2016). Coping with disasters. In J. C. Norcross, G. R. VandenBos, & D. K. Freedheim (Editors-in-Chief), APA handbook of clinical psychology: Vol. 4. Psychopathology and health (pp. 597-611). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. PDF

Garfin, D. R., & Silver, R. C. (2016). Responses to natural disasters. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mental health, 2nd edition (Vol. 4, pp. 35-46). Waltham, MA: Academic Press. PDF

Follette, V.M., Garfin, D. R., Fitzgerald, J.M., & McLean, C.  (2016). Translational trauma research: Implications for policy and intervention. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 2, 347-350. doi:10.1037/tps0000101 PDF

Jones, N. M., Garfin, D. R., Holman, E. A., & Silver, R. C. (2016). Media use and exposure to graphic content in the week following the Boston Marathon bombing. American Journal of Community Psychology, 58, 47-59.  doi 10.1002/ajcp.12073 PDF

Garfin, D. R., Holman, E.A., & Silver, R. C. (2015). Cumulative exposure to prior collective trauma and acute stress responses to the Boston Marathon bombings. Psychological Science, 26, 675-683. (published ahead of print April 20, 2015). doi: 10.1177/0956797614561043 PDF

Shultz, J. M., Walsh, L., Garfin D. R., Wilson F. E., & Neria, Y. (2015). The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill: The trauma signature of an ecological disaster. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 42(1), 58-76. doi: 10.1007/s11414-014-9398-7 PDF

Garfin, D. R., Silver, R. C., Ugalde, F. J., Linn, H., & Inostroza, M. (2014). Exposure to rapid succession disasters: A study of residents at the epicenter of the Chilean Bio-Bio earthquake. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 545-556. PDF

Garfin, D. R., Juth, V., Silver, R. C., Ugalde, F. J., Linn, H., & Inostroza, M. (2014). A national study of health care service utilization and substance use after the 2010 Chilean earthquake. Psychiatric Services, 65, 1392-1395. doi:10.1176/ PDF

Garfin, D. R., Silver, R. C., Gil-Rivas, V., Guzmán, J., Murphy, J. M., Cova, F., Rincon, P. P., Squicciarini, A. M., George, M., & Guzmán, M. P. (2014). Children’s reactions to the 2010 Chilean earthquake: The role of trauma exposure, family context, and school-based mental health programming. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6, 563-573 (published ahead of print June 2, 2014). doi:10.1037/a0036584 PDF

Holman, E. A., Garfin, D. R., & Silver, R. C. (2014). Media’s role in broadcasting acute stress following the Boston Marathon bombings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 111, 93-98 (published ahead of print December 9, 2013). doi/10.1073/pnas.1316265110 PDF

Abstracted in J. Silver (2014, January 10). Stop replaying the tragedy. NEJM Journal Watch. 2014 (jan10_6) NA33132

Shultz, J. M., Garfin, D. R., Espinel, Z., Araya, R., Oquendo, M., Wainberg, M., … Neria, Y. (2014). Internally displaced “victims of armed conflict” in Colombia: The trajectory and trauma signature of displacement. Current Psychiatry Reports, 16, 474-475. doi: 10.1007/s11920-014-0475-7 PDF

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