Andrew Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Dr. Andrew Rasmussen received his doctorate in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004, where he specialized in research design and quantitative methodology. His work at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture involves directing on-site research projects, programs in the field and PSOT's own program evaluation. His research interests include culturally-mediated forms of psychological distress, the buffering effects of social support, and the interaction of traumatic distress and distress resulting from current stressors.
As a former New York City public school teacher and Dean, Dr. Rasmussen also has a particular interest in how youths cope with migration and family stressors. He is on faculty at the NYU School of Medicine and has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented extensively at professional conferences around the country. For more information, click here.