Ph.D, Attending Psychologist & Research Associate, Trauma & Community Resilience Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Instructor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Emma Cardeli, Ph.D. is an Attending Psychologist & Research Associate at the Trauma & Community Resilience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cardeli has over a decade of clinical experience working with trauma-affected children, adolescents, adults, and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds and in a myriad of clinical settings (e.g., community mental health, inpatient psychiatry, emergency services, court clinics, and residential treatment centers). Dr. Cardeli also provides training and consultation in trauma-informed care and trauma-focused treatment models, building organizations’ capacity to provide specialized psychosocial services in a manner that’s congruent with community needs and norms. Her research focuses on understanding multi-systemic factors contributing to violence perpetration and identifying effective methodologies for strengthening healthcare systems to meet the needs of underserved populations. Recently, Dr. Cardeli was awarded a CP3/TVTP grant focused on building the capacity of community-based mental health providers to assess and manage risk for targeted violence and terrorism (TVT). Through this initiative, she is examining how models for assessing and managing suicide risk in outpatient settings might have applications to the assessment and treatment of individuals at risk of TVT.