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Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH, MScEpi, FACOEM is Professor in Family and Preventive Medicine and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Karolinska Institutet School of Medicine. Dr. Arnetz completed his residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. He also completed OEM residency training at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to his US board certification, Dr. Arnetz is board certified in OEM and Community Medicine in Sweden. Dr. Arnetz completed a PhD in psychophysiology from the Karolinska Institutet School of Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden. He has received both a MPH and MScEpi from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Arnetz is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (CIME).
Dr. Arnetz commenced the Chair position at the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, in September 2015. Prior to that, he had spent a decade in the Department of Family Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine as professor and Vice Chair of the Department and Deputy Director of Wayne’s National institute of Environmental Health-funded P30 Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors.
Dr. Arnetz work focuses on transforming the delivery of primary care through close collaboration with leading healthcare systems, facilitating changes in the Department’s own family medicine practice, as well as leading numerous research projects focusing on the organization and delivery of healthcare as well as cutting-edge research on provider health and performance. Dr. Arnetz’ department is the academic hub for a state-wide family medicine residency network, stretching from Detroit to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Dr. Arnetz is committed to ensuring medical students as well as residents are well-positioned to be leaders in outpatient care of the future, not least by studying how to incorporate AI, deep learning and virtual delivery tools in person-centered primary care. Dr. Arnetz is also engaged in federally-funded research targeting substance use disorders, specifically opioid use disorder, as well as mechanism behind and effective means to counter stress-related disorders.
Dr. Arpaia, received his B.S in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine. His medical speciality is psychiatry and he has maintained a private practice for over 20 years in Eugene, OR. Dr. Arpaia’s clinical and research speciality is focused on helping people deal more effectively with stress and stress-related conditions. He has developed a systematic and efficient method for alleviating the effects of stress and training people to increase their resilience under pressure.
Dr. Bennell studies three primary issues: (1) police use of force, (2) the reliability, validity, and usefulness of psychologically-based investigative techniques, and (3) evidence-based policing. The construction of the PRL was made possible through funds from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Research Fund, and Carleton University. Craig’s research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Police Research Centre, Correctional Service Canada, and Carleton University.
At some point, most people encounter stressful events that can have a major impact on the course and direction of their lives. They or those they love may be confronted with a disabling accident, serious illness, death, or violent crime. In my work, I attempt to investigate systematically the acute and long-term reactions to these personal traumas, as well as the impact of larger community disasters such as terrorist attacks, earthquakes or firestorms, school shootings, and war. I seek to identify individual, social and societal factors that facilitate successful adjustment to stressful life events and to identify myths concerning the coping process. I also explore the long-term physical, cognitive, emotional, and social effects of traumatic experiences and consider the impact of beliefs and expectations of one’s social network on the adjustment process. Finally, my research highlights predictors of individual and community resilience, the cumulative effects of collective traumas, and the role of traditional and social media in transmitting the stress of community disasters beyond the directly impacted community.
Dr. Collins is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and a Psychiatrist with the Criminal Behaviour Analysis Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police. Peter is also the Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist to RCMP “O” Division Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET), the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Investigative Psychology Unit of the South African Police, the Profiling Unit of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Behavioural Sciences Unit of the Calgary Police Service.
Peter obtained his Masters in Applied Criminology from the University of Ottawa, his Medical Degree from McMaster University and completed his postgraduate medical training in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His clinical appointment is with the Complex Mental Illness Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and he is an Associate Professor in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, with the Faculty of Medicince, University of Toronto.
In 1997 Peter was elected a member of the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship. In 2000 he was appointed a member of the Interpol Specialist Group on Crimes against Children.
Peter retired from the Royal Canadian Navy (Reserves), at the rank of Lieutenant-Commander, and served on two deployments in Southern Afghanistan. In October 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the Canadian Forces.
He is an expert on violent crime and has worked with, and instructed, numerous criminal justice agencies in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, South Africa, South-West Asia, Micronesia and Australia including the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Interpol, and Europol.
Dr. Gustasfberg has worked as a law enforcement officer since 1990. He is the co-creator of the iPREP program for police resiliency. His last post was chief inspector at the Police University College of Finland, 2014. He served as a member of the Finnish National Special Intervention Unit called KARHU for 22 years. During his years of service, Mr. Gustasfberg worked as a member of the SIU, then as an expert use of force instructor, operational commander, and K9 Instructor. Dr. Gustasfsberg now runs his own coaching and stress resiliency company.