University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7263
Dr. Beaton has led a program of research focused on the causes and effects of traumatic and occupational stress in firefighters, paramedics and other First Responders. He has also developed and evaluated the benefits of organizational interventions designed to prevent or deter the harmful effects of stress for Fire Departments with funding from NIOSH and FEMA. More recently Dr. Beaton's research efforts have focused on the psychosocial parameters of disasters, disaster behavioral health & disaster preparedness. Dr. Beaton is particularly interested in the adverse impacts of disasters on vulnerable populations including children. Dr. Beaton is currently the Co-Director of the Disaster Nursing Emergency Preparedness and Response Graduate Certificate Program offered by the University of Washington. Dr. Beaton has served as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Associated Schools of Public Health, the Washington State Department of Health, the National Transportation Safety Board & the International Association of Fire Fighters. Dr. Beaton currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Stress Management and serves as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Traumatology. Dr. Beaton is also a licensed clinical psychologist and a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician.