Bonnie K. Nastasi Tulane University, USA
Bonnie K. Nastasi, PhD (Kent State University, 1986, School Psychology & Early Childhood Education), is Professor of Psychology and Co-director of the Trauma Specialization in School Psychology at Tulane University. She uses mixed-methods research designs to develop and evaluate culturally appropriate assessment and intervention approaches for promoting mental health and reducing health risks, within the United States and internationally. She directed a multi-country study of psychological well-being of children and adolescents with research partners in 12 countries from 2008 to 2013. With colleagues, she developed the Participatory Culture-Specific Intervention Model (PCSIM) to guide the design and evaluation of sustainable culturally and contextually relevant programming through partnerships with stakeholders. She is active in the promotion of child rights and social justice within the profession of school psychology. She is president of the International School Psychology Association.