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Stephen J. Cozza, MD

Dr. Cozza is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Uniformed Services University where he serves as Associate Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) and is responsible for the Child and Family Program. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialties of General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and a Distinguished Fellow in the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His professional interests have been in the areas of clinical and community response to trauma in both military and civilian communities, including the impact of deployment and combat injury, illness and death on military service members, their families and their children. Dr. Cozza has also examined the risk for prolonged grief disorder, a unique grief-related clinical condition, in families affected by sudden and violent deaths, including those bereaved due to combat, suicide, homicide, accident, and terrorism. He serves as a scientific advisor to several national organizations that focus on the needs of military children and families.

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The Military Survivor Family Safety Toolkit

Promote family health, well-being, and safe homes in military survivors