Danielle Berke, Ph.D.

Danielle Berke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Hunter College of the City University of New York

Dr. Berke’s research broadly focuses on identifying risk and resilience factors associated with victimization and adaptation to traumatic harm, particularly among women and sexual and gender minorities. Specifically, her program of research comprises three primary foci 1) identifying determinants of gender-based violence using laboratory and epidemiological research methods; 2) understanding the consequences of violence on transgender individuals via application of biosocial and minority stress models of heath disparity; and 3) evaluation of violence prevention and trauma-informed clinical interventions. A fundamental end goal of this research program is to reduce gender-based violence and its consequences through the application of empirically grounded theory to the development, tailoring and implementation of violence prevention and clinical intervention programming.