Trauma Exposure and Impact in Urban Populations: From Risk Mechanisms to Treatment Targets”
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The Neuroscience Center for Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma (NeuroCAST) the Translational Neuroscience Initiative (TNI) Presents:
Virtual Talk Series
“Trauma Exposure and Impact in Urban Populations: From Risk Mechanisms to Treatment Targets”
Guest Speaker, Dr. Abigail Powers Lott, Co-Director of the Grady Trauma Project; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University
December 17, 2020
11 to 12 p.m.
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The university community is invited to join NeuroCAST & TNI for a special seminar with guest speaker, Abigail Powers Lott, Ph.D., ABBP, Co-Director of the Grady Trauma Project and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University.
The talk will be held virtually on Thursday, December 17th, 2020 from 11 to 12 p.m. Dr. Powers Lott will present, "Trauma Exposure and Impact in Urban Populations: From Risk Mechanisms to Treatment Targets".
Dr. Powers Lott is the Co-Director of the Grady Trauma Project and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. Dr. Lott received her PhD in clinical psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Lott’s research focuses broadly on understanding the long-term impact of interpersonal trauma exposure (e.g. childhood maltreatment, domestic violence) and how emotion dysregulation may serve as a pathway to the development and maintenance of trauma-related psychiatric outcomes, like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety.
Currently, Dr. Lott is piloting two RCTs at Grady Hospital including a primary care based mindfulness intervention targeting emotion dysregulation in traumatized individuals and a DBT-based group intervention targeting emotion dysregulation in pregnant traumatized women recruited from the OB/GYN clinic.
In this talk, Dr. Lott will discuss rates of trauma exposure and trauma-related disorders in urban minority populations, transdiagnostic mechanisms of risk associated with chronic trauma exposure, and existing and novel treatment approaches that directly target those mechanisms. She will also highlight the importance of understanding cultural factors and the pernicious effects of racial discrimination in the context of trauma as we work toward reducing health inequities and improving treatments in urban minority communities.