Maria Vukovich

Research Associate Professor | Co-Director of IDP: Trauma & Global Mental Health Graduate Program, GSPP

Professional Biography

Maria Vukovich PhD (she/her) is an applied research methodologist and statistician with interests in human rights, global health, migration, intergenerational trauma, integrated care, and violence prevention. She currently serves as a Research Associate Professor and Co-Director of the International Disaster Psychology: Trauma & Global Mental Health Graduate Program at University of Denver. For over 15 years, Maria has led applied research and evaluation of humanitarian and direct service programs with populations affected by conflict, human rights abuses, and migration. Her research utilizes human-centered and participatory mixed method approaches and has included feasibility studies, randomized control trials, cross-cultural measurement studies, and large-scale population surveys with community-based organizations in global (East Africa, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, Southeast Asia) and U.S. settings (Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis-St Paul, Washington DC). This work has been supported by the U.S. State Dept, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, ORR, CDC, NIH, WHO, PAHO, IOM, USAID, UNHCR, and UNOCT. Her research has been published in Intervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Areas of Armed Conflict, Journal of International Migration, Health and Social Care, BMC Family Practice, BMC Psychiatry, Traumatology, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Torture Journal, Conflict and Health, and more.