• Pfefferbaum, B., Pfefferbaum, R. L., and Van Horn, R.L.  (2018). Involving children in disaster risk reduction: The importance of participation. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 9 (sup2 1425577), 1-6. DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2018.1425577

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Tucker, P., Pfefferbaum, R.L., Nelson, S.D., Nitiéma, P., and Newman, E. (2018). Media effects in youth exposed to terrorist incidents: A historical perspective. Current Psychiatry Reports, 20(11), 1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s11920-018-0875-1

  • North, C.S., Mendoza, S., Simic, Z., and Pfefferbaum, B. (2018). Parent-reported behavioral and emotional responses of children to disaster and parental psychopathology. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 23(4):303-316.

  • Grolnick, W.S., Schreiber, M., Cole, C., Lochman, J., Ruggiero, K., Wong, M., Schonfeld, D. J., Cohen, J., Jaycox, L., Pfefferbaum, B., Wells, K., and Zatick, D. (2018). Improving adjustment and resilience in children following a disaster: Addressing research challenges. American Psychologist, 73(3), 215-229.

  • Bernstein, M., and Pfefferbaum, B. (2018). Posttraumatic growth as a response to natural disasters in children and adolescents. Current Psychiatry Reports, 20(5), 37 [Online]. article/10.1007/s11920-018-0900-4

  • Allen, S., Pfefferbaum, B., Deshpande, S. (2018). Resilience and coping intervention for children and adolescents (RCI): Implementation in universal, selective, and indicated populations. Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, 111(4), 595-599. (April)

  • Allen, S., Pfefferbaum, B., Nitiema, P., and Pfefferbaum, R.L. (2018). Resilience and coping intervention in a largely Hispanic elementary school. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 5(3), 3-15. (May)

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Simic, Z., and North, C.S. (2018). Parent-reported child reactions to the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks in relation to parent post-disaster psychopathology three years after the event. Prehospital Disaster Medicine, 33(5), 558-564. (October).

  • Tucker, P., Pfefferbaum, B., Zhao, D., Johnston, S.E., Mistry A., and Khan, Q. (2018). Associations of biological stress markers in hurricane survivors: heartrate variability, Interleukin-2 and Interleukin-6 in depression & PTSD. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 13(4), 267-278.


  •  Pfefferbaum, B., Van Horn, R.L., and Pfefferbaum, R.L. (2017). A conceptual framework to enhance community resilience using social capital. Clinical Social Work Journal, 45(2), 102-110. DOI: 10.1007/s10615-015-0556-z (Invited)

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Jacobs, A.K., Jones, R. T., Reyes, G., and Wyche, K. F. (2017). A skill set for supporting displaced children in psychological recovery after disasters. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19(9):60. DOI: 10.1007/s11920-017-0814-6. PMID: 28736806

  • Houston, J.B., First, J., Spialek, M.L., Sorenson, M.D., Mills-Sandoval, T., Lockett, M., First, N.L., Nitiéma, P., Allen, S.F., & Pfefferbaum, B. (2017). Randomized controlled trial of the Resilience and Coping Intervention (RCI) with undergraduate university students. Journal of American College Health, 65(1), 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2016.1227826 (January)

  • Tucker, P., Pfefferbaum, B., Nitiéma, P., Khan, Q., Aggarwal, R., & Walling E.E. (2017). Possible link of Interleukin-6 and Interleukin-2 with psychiatric diagnosis, ethnicity, disaster or BMI. Cytokine, 96, 247-252.  DOI: 10.1016/j.cyto.2017.04.025 (April)

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Jacobs, A.K., Jones, R. T., Reyes, G., and Wyche, K. F. (2017). A skill set for supporting displaced children in psychological recovery after disasters. Current Psychiatry Reports, 19(9):60. DOI: 10.1007/s11920-017-0814-6. PMID: 28736806

  • Tucker, P., Pfefferbaum, B., Nitiéma, P., Wendling, T.L., and Brown, S. (2017).  Do direct survivors of terrorism remaining in the disaster community show better long-term outcome than survivors who relocate? Community Mental Health Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10597-017-0160-5.

  • North, C.S., Tvorkina, T., Thielman, S., Pfefferbaum, B., Narayanan, P., and Pollio, D.E.(2017). A study of selected ethnic affiliations in the development of PTSD and other psychopathology after a terrorist bombing in Nairobi, Kenya. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 2017. Sep 19:1-6. DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2017.85.

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Nitiéma, P., Tucker, P., and Newman, E. (2017). Early child disaster mental health interventions: A review of the empirical evidence. Child and Youth Care Forum, 46(5), 621-642. DOI: 10.1007/s10566-017-9397-y

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Van Horn, R.L., and Pfefferbaum, R.L. (2017). Involving adolescents in building community resilience for disasters. Adolescent Psychiatry, 7(4), 253-265.


  • Pfefferbaum, R.L., Pfefferbaum, B., Zhao, Y.D., Van Horn, R.L., McCarter, G. S., and Leonard, M.B. (2016). Assessing community resilience: A CART survey application in an impoverished urban community. Disaster Health, 3(2), 45-56. DOI:10.1080/21665044.2016.1189068 [First online 13 May 2016].

  • Allen, S.F., Pfefferbaum, B., Nitiéma, P., Pfefferbaum, R.L., Houston, J.B., McCarter, G.S., and Gray, S.R. (2016). Resilience and coping intervention with youth in an at-risk neighborhood. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress & Coping, 21(2), 85-98. DOI: 10.1080/15325024.2015.1072014 (April/May)

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Nitiéma, P., Jacobs, A.K., Noffsinger, M.A., Wind, L.H., and Allen, S.F. (2016). Review of coping in children exposed to mass trauma: Measurement tools, coping styles, and clinical implications. Prehospital Disaster Medicine, 31(2), 169-180. DOI: 10.1017/S1049023X16000169 PMID:26887259 (April)

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Newman, E., and Nitiéma, P. (2016). Current evidence for selecting disaster interventions for children and adolescents. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry, 3(2), 192-205. DOI: 10.1007/s40501-016-0079-4. (Invited) (April)

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Noffsinger, M.A., Jacobs, A.K., and Varma, V. (2016). Children’s cognitive functioning in disasters and terrorism. Current Psychiatry Reports, 18(5), 1-7. DOI: 10.1007/s11920-016-0685-2. PMID: 26997166 (Invited) (May)

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Jacobs, A.K., Van Horn, R.L., and Houston, J.B. (2016). Effects of displacement in children exposed to disasters. Current Psychiatry Reports, 18(8), 1-5. DOI: 10.1007/s11920-016-0714-1 PMID: 27287465 (Invited) (August)

  • Pfefferbaum, B., and North, C.S. (2016). Child disaster mental health services: A review of the system of care, assessment approaches, and evidence base for intervention. Current Psychiatry Reports, 18(1), 1-7. PMID: 26719308. (January) (Invited)

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Nitiéma, P., Pfefferbaum, R.L., Houston, J.B., Tucker, P., Jeon-Slaughter, H., and North, C.S. (2016). Reactions of Oklahoma City bombing survivors to media coverage of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 65, 70-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.09.010. PMID 26773993. (February)

  • Tucker, P., Brown, S., Wendling, T.L., Nitiéma, P., and Pfefferbaum B. (2016). Intensely-exposed Oklahoma City bombing survivors: Long-term mental health and health needs and posttraumatic growth. Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 204(3), 203-209. PMID:26751732. (March).

  • Zhang, G., Pfefferbaum, B., Narayanan, P., Lee, S., Theilman, S., and North, C.S. (2016). Psychiatric disorders after terrorist bombings among rescue workers and bombing survivors in Nairobi and rescue workers in Oklahoma City. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 28(1), 22-30. PMID:26855982 (February)


  • Pfefferbaum, R.L., Pfefferbaum, B., Nitiéma, P., Houston, J.B., and Van Horn, R.L. (2015). Assessing community resilience: An application of the expanded CART survey instrument with affiliated volunteer responders. American Behavioral Scientist, 59(2), 181-199. (Invited)

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Pfefferbaum, R.L., and Van Horn, R.L. (2015). Community resilience interventions: Participatory, assessment-based, action-oriented processes. American Behavioral Scientist, 59(2), 238-253. (Invited)

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Jacobs, A.K., Griffin, N., and Houston, J.B. (2015). Children’s disaster reactions: The influence of exposure and personal characteristics. Current Psychiatry Reports, 17(56). (Invited)

  • Pfefferbaum,B., Jacobs, A.K., Houston, J.B., and Griffin, N. (2015). Children’s disaster reactions: The influence of family and social factors. Current Psychiatry Reports, 17:57. (Invited)

  • Jacobs, A.K. and Pfefferbaum, B. (2015). The use of debriefing in children. Current Psychiatry Reports, 17:40. (Invited)

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Jacobs, A.K., Nitiéma, P., and Everly, G.S. (2015). Child debriefing: A review of the evidence base. Prehospital Disaster Medicine, 30(3), 306-315.

  • North, C.,  Pollio, D.E., Hong, B.A., Pandya, A., Smith, R.P., and Pfefferbaum, B. (2015). The postdisaster prevalence of major depression relative to PTSD in survivors of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center selected from affected workplaces. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 60, 119-125.

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Tucker, P., and Nitiéma, P. (2015). Adolescent survivors of Hurricane Katrina: A pilot study of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning. Child and Youth Care Forum, 44(4), 527-547.

  • Houston, J.B., Spialek, M.L., Stevens, J., First, J., Mieseler V.L., and Pfefferbaum, B. (2015). 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado experience, mental health reactions, and service utilization: Cross-sectional assessments at approximatey 6 months and 2.5 years post-event. PLOS Currents Disasters, 26(7).

  • Pfefferbaum, B., Deshpande, S.N., Allen, S.F., and Sherrieb, K. (2015). Children’s reactions and adjustment to natural disasters. In: Watson, R.R., Tabor, J.A., Ehiri, J.E., and Preedy, V.R. (Eds.) Public Health in Natural Disasters: Nutrition, Food, Remediation and Preparation: Natural Disasters and Public Health, pp. 113-124. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.


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