Julia M. Whealin, PhD, is the Deputy Director for Education anda research health scientist at the Veterans Affairs Pacific IslandsHealth Care System Division of the National Center for PTSD. Shehas published widely on a host of veterans mental health issuesincluding combat stress, family issues, PTSD, sexual abuse, andresilience.
Lorie T. DeCarvalho, PhD, is the founder and Director ofBehavioral Health Services for Adventist Health Central CaliforniaNetwork. She has published on pain and PTSD in various scholarly,government, self-help, and general interest publications.
Edward M. Vega, PhD, is a staff psychologist in the TraumaRecovery Program of the Atlanta VA Medical Center and has workedwith veterans from all eras, as well as national guards/reservists,police officers, civilian psychiatric patients, and women who aresurvivors of sexual and physical abuse.