DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2018
Dr. Lai is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at Boston College. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami and completed her clinical internship at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Laiis research focuses on how children and families respond to disasters and other traumatic stressors. Her work also examines how advanced statistical modeling strategies may be applied to better understand how to minimize the effects of disasters on childrenis functioning. She is the Principal Investigator on a project examining school recovery after disasters and a project to better understand how and why children differ in their distress responses following acute traumatic events. Dr. Lai was named a National Scholar for the Academy on Violence and Abuse and a Next Generation of Hazard and Disasters Researchers Fellow. Dr. Laiis work has been recognized with Early Career Awards from the American Psychological Association.