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An internationally recognized expert, Dr. Ritchie's experience brings a unique public health approach to the management of disaster and combat mental health issues. Her assignments and other missions have taken her to Korea, Somalia, Iraq, and Cuba.
She is sought after speaker for her knowledge about the psychological effects of war, women's health issues, disaster psychiatry, sexual assault, PTSD, and crisis intervention and public mental health systems.
She has solid experience with organizing events across the United States since 1995. Recently, she has been involved in the 2010 AMSUS Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ; the 2011 DOD/VA Annual Suicide Prevention Conference: All the Way Home, Boston; and the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 APA Annual Meetings.
She has been quoted and interviewed extensively, including by USA Today, The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, The TODAY Show, the Larry King Show, Ladies' Home Journal, Armed Forces Radio and Television, National Public Radio, ABC 20/20, The Diane Rehm Show, CNN's Washington Journal, CSPAN, Time, Newsweek, Cox News, Al Jazeera-America, LA Times and numerous other print, radio and television venues. Blogged for Time's Battleland (battleland.blogs.time.com). Talked for Springer Storyteller.
As a professor, she has given lectures in various behavioral science and psychiatry courses at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and numerous other venues.
Dr Ritchie is available to speak as an expert on the following subjects:
• Psychological Effects of War