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Brian Bride

Distinguished University Professor and Director    ,

Brian Bride is Professor and Director of the School of Social Work at Georgia State University. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of behavioural health care, primary and secondary traumatic stress, health services research, HIV/AIDS, and workforce well-being. Dr. Bride’s work has appeared in leading journals such as Social Work, Social Work Research, Research on Social Work Practice, Health & Social Work, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Use & Misuse, and Drug and Alcohol Dependence. He has received funding support from the National Institutes of Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Children’s Bureau. Dr. Bride is the developer of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale and has received a number of honors as a result of his research on secondary traumatic stress, including the Creative Research Medal from the University of Georgia, was named a Distinguished Scholar by the Center for Social Research at the University at Buffalo, and had an article identified in the British Journal of Social Work as the sixth most influential social work article in the prior decade. Dr. Bride currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Traumatology: An International Journal, published by the American Psychological Association. He received his M.S.W. from Florida State University, his M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health, and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Bride, B.E., Olin, I., & Roman, P.M. (2015). Patient violence towards counselors in SUD treatment programs: Prevalence, predictors, and responses. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 57, 9-17.
Morse, S., Watson, C., MacMaster, S., &
Bride, B.E. (2015). Differences between older and younger adults in residential treatment for co-occurring disorders. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 11, 75-82.
Recent Presentations include:
Bride, B.E.(2015, August). The science of secondary traumatic stress. Workshop presented for the National Association of Social Workers – Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, GA.
Bride. B.E.(2015, July). Understanding and addressing secondary traumatic stress in systems of care. Plenary presentation at the Georgia Systems of Care Academy. Stone Mountain, GA.
Bride, B.E.(2015, July). Secondary traumatic stress. Workshop presented to the Walton County Division of Children and Family Services, Monroe, G