Miranda Worthen

Assistant Professor at San Jose state University
Dr. Miranda Worthen is assistant professor in Health Science and Recreation at San Jose State University. has reseahed primarily been in conflict or post-conflict countries. Dr. Worthen has worked extensively in Africa and Asia, as well as in Europe. She was a co-investigator on a multi-year community-based participatory action research study with young war-affected mothers, leading the study in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Dr. Worthen's current research includes two California-based projects. The first project is a collaboration with the Native American Health Center (NAHC), an organization serving urban Indians throughout the Bay Area. This collaboration, which began in 2011, is focused on improving outcomes for Native youth. The second project is a multidisciplinary study examining mental health and post-war reintegration experiences of United States military service members and veterans. Together with colleagues at Columbia University, the Uniformed Services University, and U.C. Berkeley, Dr. Worthen is conducting a longitudinal study of Reserve and National Guard service members and their mental health needs, including the role of social support and trauma history in anger.