John M. Violanti, P.h. D.
John M. Violanti, PhD is a Full Research Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo and a member of the University at Buffalo graduate faculty. He is a police veteran, serving with the New York State Police for 23 years as a trooper, criminal investigator, and later as a coordinator of the Psychological Assistance Program (EAP) for the State Police. Dr. Violanti has authored over 130 peer-reviewed articles on shift work, stress, and PTSD. He has also written and edited eighteen books on topics of stress, trauma and suicide. His latest project involves a sixteen year longitudinal study concerning relationships between stress and cardiovascular disease, including the effects of shift work, sleep, and circadian disruption on police health. A newly funded project studies the effects of PTSD on brain physiology and decision making among police.
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