Our team is interested in investigating the patterns and predictors of mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. To do so, we draw on longitudinal data and utilize various statistical approaches, including latent class analysis and latent growth curve modeling. Additional long-term post-trauma consequences of interest to our group are posttraumatic growth, social support and intimate relationship functioning, and physical health.
Chan, C. S., Lowe, S. R., Weber, E., & Rhodes, J. E. (2015). The contribution of pre- and postdisaster social support to short- and long-term mental health after Hurricane Katrina: A longitudinal study of low-income survivors. Social Science & Medicine, 138, 38-43. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.05.037 PDF
Lowe, S. R., Galea, S., Uddin, M., & Koenen, K. C. (2014). Trajectories of posttraumatic stress among urban residents. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53, 159-172. doi:10.1007/s10464-014-9634-6 PDF
Lowe, S. R., Manove, E. E., & Rhodes, J. E. (2013). Posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth among low-income mothers who survived Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 81, 877-889. doi:10.1037/a0033252 PDF
Lowe, S. R., Sampson, L., Gruebner, O., & Galea, S. (2016). Community unemployment and disaster-related stressors shape risk for posttraumatic stress in the longer-term aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Journal of Traumatic Stress. E-publication ahead of print. doi:10.1002/jts.22126 PDF
Platt, J., Lowe, S. R., Galea, S., & Koenen, K. C. (2016). A longitudinal study of the bidirectional relationship between social support and posttraumatic stress symptoms following a natural disaster. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 29, 205-213. doi: 10.1002/jts.22092 PDF