Fran Norris

Summary

Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Community resilience as a metaphor, theory, set of capacities, and strategy for disaster readiness
    Fran H Norris
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 41:127-50. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Looking for resilience: understanding the longitudinal trajectories of responses to stress
    Fran H Norris
    Dartmouth Medical School, Psychiatry NCPTSD, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:2190-8. 2009
  3. pmc PTSD in Vietnamese Americans following Hurricane Katrina: prevalence, patterns, and predictors
    Fran H Norris
    Dartmouth Medical School and Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Trauma Stress 22:91-101. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Innovations in disaster mental health services and evaluation: national, state, and local responses to Hurricane Katrina (introduction to the special issue)
    Fran H Norris
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VAMC 116D, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:159-64. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint A psychometric analysis of Project Liberty's adult enhanced services referral tool
    Fran H Norris
    National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1328-34. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of a national effort to reach Hurricane Katrina survivors and evacuees: the crisis counseling assistance and training program
    Fran H Norris
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder NCPTSD, VAMC 116D, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:165-75. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Disaster research methods: past progress and future directions
    Fran H Norris
    National Center for PTSD and Dartmouth Medical School, USA
    J Trauma Stress 19:173-84. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Social support mobilization and deterioration after Mexico's 1999 flood: effects of context, gender, and time
    Fran H Norris
    Dartmouth Medical School and National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center, 215 N Main St, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 36:15-28. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Service characteristics and counseling outcomes: lessons from a cross-site evaluation of crisis counseling after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma
    Fran H Norris
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VAMC 116D, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:176-85. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Postdisaster PTSD over four waves of a panel study of Mexico's 1999 flood
    Fran H Norris
    Dartmouth Medical School and National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center 116D, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    J Trauma Stress 17:283-92. 2004

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Community resilience as a metaphor, theory, set of capacities, and strategy for disaster readiness
    Fran H Norris
    Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 41:127-50. 2008
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Looking for resilience: understanding the longitudinal trajectories of responses to stress
    Fran H Norris
    Dartmouth Medical School, Psychiatry NCPTSD, VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:2190-8. 2009
    ..Understanding patterns of psychological distress over time may present opportunities for interventions that aim to increase resilience, and decrease more adverse trajectories, after mass traumatic events...
  3. pmc PTSD in Vietnamese Americans following Hurricane Katrina: prevalence, patterns, and predictors
    Fran H Norris
    Dartmouth Medical School and Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    J Trauma Stress 22:91-101. 2009
    ..Symptoms were highest among participants who were low in acculturation or who had high Katrina exposure in combination with prolonged stays in transition camps during emigration...
  4. doi request reprint Innovations in disaster mental health services and evaluation: national, state, and local responses to Hurricane Katrina (introduction to the special issue)
    Fran H Norris
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VAMC 116D, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:159-64. 2009
    ..The issue concludes with recommendations for future disaster mental health service delivery and evaluation...
  5. ncbi request reprint A psychometric analysis of Project Liberty's adult enhanced services referral tool
    Fran H Norris
    National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1328-34. 2006
    ..This study aimed to examine how well the tool functioned for identifying persons who would perceive a need for professional treatment...
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of a national effort to reach Hurricane Katrina survivors and evacuees: the crisis counseling assistance and training program
    Fran H Norris
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder NCPTSD, VAMC 116D, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:165-75. 2009
    ..Programs varied widely in service mix and intensity. The declared programs reached more people, but the undeclared programs provided more intensive services to fewer people with higher needs...
  7. ncbi request reprint Disaster research methods: past progress and future directions
    Fran H Norris
    National Center for PTSD and Dartmouth Medical School, USA
    J Trauma Stress 19:173-84. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Social support mobilization and deterioration after Mexico's 1999 flood: effects of context, gender, and time
    Fran H Norris
    Dartmouth Medical School and National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center, 215 N Main St, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 36:15-28. 2005
    ..The results provide compelling evidence that the international health community must be mindful of social as well as psychological functioning when disasters strike the developing world...
  9. doi request reprint Service characteristics and counseling outcomes: lessons from a cross-site evaluation of crisis counseling after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma
    Fran H Norris
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VAMC 116D, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:176-85. 2009
    ..The results yielded recommendations for achieving excellence in disaster mental health programs...
  10. ncbi request reprint Postdisaster PTSD over four waves of a panel study of Mexico's 1999 flood
    Fran H Norris
    Dartmouth Medical School and National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center 116D, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    J Trauma Stress 17:283-92. 2004
    ..Comorbidity between PTSD and MDD was substantial. The findings demonstrate that the international health community needs to be prepared for epidemics of PTSD when disasters strike developing areas of the world...
  11. doi request reprint Prevalence and consequences of disaster-related illness and injury from Hurricane Ike
    Fran H Norris
    Dartmouth Medical School, and National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Rehabil Psychol 55:221-30. 2010
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  12. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in Mexico
    Fran H Norris
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth College, White River Junction, VT, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 112:646-56. 2003
    ..Of lifetime cases, 62% became chronic; only 42% received medical or professional care. The research demonstrates the importance of expanding the epidemiologic research base on trauma to include developing countries around the world...
  13. doi request reprint Factors predicting crisis counselor referrals to other crisis counseling, disaster relief, and psychological services: a cross-site analysis of post-Katrina programs
    Craig S Rosen
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:186-94. 2009
    ..Counseling and psychological referrals declined over time despite continuing mental health needs. Results confirm large urban-rural disparities in access to services...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mental health care for ethnic minority individuals and communities in the aftermath of disasters and mass violence
    Fran H Norris
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    CNS Spectr 10:132-40. 2005
    ..Notwithstanding the pain and stress they cause, disasters create opportunities to de-stigmatize mental health needs and build trust between providers and minority communities...
  15. ncbi request reprint Training community therapists to deliver cognitive behavioral therapy in the aftermath of disaster
    Jessica L Hamblen
    Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 12:33-40. 2010
    ..This finding is especially important in the disaster field given that communities are likely to find themselves in emergency situations in which a number of non-expert trauma therapists will need to deliver trauma services...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cognitive behavioral therapy for prolonged postdisaster distress
    Jessica L Hamblen
    National Center for PTSD, VT 05009, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:1043-52. 2006
    ..Thus, it is one part of a larger mental health disaster response and is designed to be implemented no sooner than 60 days post disaster. A clinical case demonstrates its process and technique in a community practice setting...
  17. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of major depression in four cities in Mexico
    Laurie B Slone
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, and National Center for PTSD, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Depress Anxiety 23:158-67. 2006
    ..In addition, age and education level were related to current 12-month MDD. Data on the profile of MDD in urban Mexico are provided. This research expands our understanding of MDD across cultures...
  18. doi request reprint Cognitive behavioral therapy for postdisaster distress: a community based treatment program for survivors of Hurricane Katrina
    Jessica L Hamblen
    National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:206-14. 2009
    ..4 in intention-to-treat analyses. Improvements were comparable for persons with more severe distress and persons with moderate distress at referral. Benefits were maintained at follow-up for the 66 adults who have been assessed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use and misuse in urban Mexican men and women: an epidemiologic perspective
    Laurie B Slone
    Dartmouth College, NCPTSD 116 D VA Medical Center, 215N Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 85:163-70. 2006
    ..The number of traumatic experiences in childhood and lower socioeconomic resources also predicted misuse, although mostly for men. Specific traumatic experiences and their relationship to alcohol use and misuse were also examined...
  20. ncbi request reprint Managing acute stress response to major trauma
    Patricia J Watson
    National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans Affairs Regional Medical Center, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 4:247-53. 2002
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  21. doi request reprint Diagnostic utility and factor structure of the PTSD Checklist in older adults
    Robert H Pietrzak
    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:1684-96. 2012
    ..Little research has examined the diagnostic utility and factor structure of commonly used posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assessment instruments in older persons...
  22. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Short Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Rating Interview (expanded version, Sprint-E) as a measure of postdisaster distress and treatment need
    Fran H Norris
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research, Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, White River Junction, Vermont, USA
    Am J Disaster Med 3:201-12. 2008
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Severity, timing, and duration of reactions to trauma in the population: an example from Mexico
    Fran H Norris
    Dartmouth Medical School and National Center for PTSD, White River Junction, Vermont 05009, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 53:769-78. 2003
    ..Persons in need of acute intervention can be identified on the basis of the nature and severity of the initial response as well as characteristics of the stressor...
  24. ncbi request reprint Violence and PTSD in Mexico: gender and regional differences
    Charlene K Baker
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 30341, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:519-28. 2005
    ..We examined the lifetime prevalence of violence in Mexico and how different characteristics of the violent event effect the probability of meeting criteria for lifetime post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
  25. ncbi request reprint The terror part of terrorism
    B Hudnall Stamm
    Institute of Rural Health, Department of Psychology, Idaho State University, Campus Box 8174, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA
    IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 23:149-61. 2004
  26. doi request reprint Longitudinal linkages between perceived social support and posttraumatic stress symptoms: sequential roles of social causation and social selection
    Krzysztof Kaniasty
    Department of Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705, USA
    J Trauma Stress 21:274-81. 2008
    ..Interpersonal and social dynamics of disasters may explain why these two contrasting causal mechanisms emerged over time...
  27. ncbi request reprint 60,000 disaster victims speak: Part II. Summary and implications of the disaster mental health research
    Fran H Norris
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
    Psychiatry 65:240-60. 2002
    ..Altogether, the research demands that we think ecologically and design and test societal- and community-level interventions for the population at large and conserve scarce clinical resources for those most in need...
  28. ncbi request reprint 60,000 disaster victims speak: Part I. An empirical review of the empirical literature, 1981-2001
    Fran H Norris
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Psychiatry 65:207-39. 2002
    ..Among youth, family factors were primary. Implications of the research for clinical practice and community intervention are discussed in a companion article (Norris, Friedman, and Watson, this volume)...
  29. pmc Disasters in urban context
    Fran H Norris
    Department of Psychology, Urban Life, Georgia State University, Atlanta 30303, USA
    J Urban Health 79:308-14. 2002
    ..Investigators of urban disasters are especially well situated to expand knowledge of ecological and collective aspects of disaster response and recovery...

Research Grants14

  1. National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research
    Fran Norris; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Third, we describe our administrative resources, including internal organization and management plan. Led by Fran Norris, PhD, a psychologist (Dartmouth/NCPTSD), and Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, an epidemiologist (Michigan), the proposed ..
  2. Research Education in Disaster Mental Health
    Fran Norris; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These include criterion based evaluations, consumer surveys, and quasi-experimental designs, among other approaches. ..
  3. Toward Developing Postdisaster Community Interventions
    Fran Norris; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Proposed products include integrative reviews of the literature and a preliminary program model and research design. ..
  4. THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF DISASTER RECOVERY
    Fran Norris; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The research team combines expertise in trauma, Latino culture, and Mexican society. Collaborative relationships between the applicant organization and researchers in Mexico have been established. ..
  5. SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF DISASTER RECOVERY
    Fran Norris; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Collaborative relationships between the applicant organization and researchers at the University of Guadalajara and at the National Institute of Anthropology in Oaxaca have been established. ..