Maria Vukovich, PhD

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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

Research Associate, The Center for Victims of Torture

Dr. Vukovich, PhD in Research Methods and Statistics, MA in International Disaster Psychology, serves as co-principal investigator on the Healing Hearts RCT examining the effectiveness of embedding trauma-specialized MH and targeted case management services in primary health clinics in Twin Cities and a CBPR project evaluating the Minnesota’s mental health screening and referral processes for newly arrived refugees in partnership with University of Minnesota. Additionally, she provides technical leadership for research and evaluation on CVT’s direct service and capacity building programs.

In the past, Maria has worked as an evaluator and researcher in Central America, Ethiopia, and Burma/Myanmar. Her research interests and expertise include cross-cultural measurement, Rasch model and IRT analyses, community-based participatory research, refugee mental health, mixed method methodology, propensity score analysis, and multilevel modeling. Maria received her Ph.D. at the University of Denver (DU) in Research Methods & Statistics with concentrations in global health and human rights, where her mixed methods dissertation explored changes in distress among newly arrived refugees from Burma, Bhutan, Iraq, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo across the first year of resettlement. She also has a MA in International Disaster Psychology from DU.


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