Rush University Banner Rush University Rush University Medical Center Contact Us
Rush University Banner
Search
Hobfoll
Stevan
E.
PhD
The Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor
Professor and Chairperson, Department of Behavioral Sciences
Behavioral Sciences
Rush Medical College
1645 W. Jackson
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 942-5932
(312) 942-4990
stevan_hobfoll@rush.edu
PhD, University of South Florida

MA, University of South Florida

BS, University of Illinois and University of London, King's College

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms, Behavioral Disciplines and Activities, Environment and Public Health, Genetic Processes, Immune System Diseases, Mental Disorders, Psychological Phenomena and Processes





Biosketch

Stevan Hobfoll, PhD, has authored and edited 11 books, including Traumatic Stress, The Ecology of Stress, and Stress Culture and Community. In addition, he has authored over 200 journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports, and has been a frequent workshop leader on stress, war, and terrorism. He has received over $12 million in research grants on stress. Dr. Hobfoll is currently the Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University and Medical College. He is also a Fellow of the Center for National Security Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel. Dr. Hobfoll was formerly Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Kent State University, Director of the Summa-KSU Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress, and on the faculty at Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Universities, and an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces. He remains involved with the problem of stress in Israel. Dr. Hobfoll was cited by the Encyclopaedia Britannica for his contribution to knowledge and understanding for his Ecology of Stress volume and received lifetime achievement awards for his work on stress and trauma from several scientific societies. He was co-chair of the American Psychological Association Commission on Stress and War during Operation Desert Storm, helping plan for the prevention of prolonged distress among military personnel and their families, member of the U.S. task force on bioterrorism, and a member of APAs Task Force on Resilience in Response to Terrorism.


Honors and Activities

Co-chair, APA Commission on Stress and War. Desert Storm. 1990-1992.

Advisor, World Health Organization, Disasters and Mental Health: Reducing Vulnerabilities. Design of disaster sequaelae prevention plan and training for low GNP nations, 1999-2000.

American Psychological Association. National Task for on Resilience in Response to Terrorism, 2002-2003.

American College of Neuropharmacology International Task Force on Bioterrorism, 2003.

Advisor: Ministry of Health, China, during SARS epidemic, 2003.

Lifetime Achievement Award. Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). For outstanding scientific contributions to the field of stress and anxiety and for professional contributions to the field. July, 2002.

Senior Fulbright Specialist Award (2003-2008). Topic: Terrorism and Society. The Senior Fulbright Specialist Award allows senior scholars to be available to universities throughout the world for a 5-year period in order to allow brief visits to provide consultation, research collaboration, and teaching.

Disaster Mental Health Subcommittee: National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) Federal Advisory Committee. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Preparedness and Response. June 2008 to present.

Consultant: Department of Defense planning meeting on treatment and research on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Returning and Operating Forces in Iraq. PTSD/Traumatic Brain Injury Stakeholders Meeting. Baltimore, June, 2007.

Lifetime Achievement Award, Division of Health Psychology, International Association of Applied Psychology. Athens, Greece. July, 2006.

Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (2006).

Selection as a Model Program recommended for National adoption by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). For work on HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Inner-City Women, Communal Effectance-AIDS Prevention (CE-AP). 2003.

Selection as an Effective Program for the National Registry of Effective Programs. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). For work on HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Inner-City Women, Reducing AIDS Risk Activities. Press Briefing and Award Presentation, June 13, 2003, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.


Representative Publications

Hobfoll, S. E., & London, P. (1986). The relationship of self concept and social support to emotional distress among women during war. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 4, 189-203.

Solomon, Z., Mikulincer, M., & Hobfoll, S. E. (1987). The effects of social support and battle intensity on loneliness and breakdown during combat. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 1269-1276.

Hobfoll, S. E., Lomranz, J., Eyal, N., Bridges, A., & Tzemach, M. (1989). Pulse of a nation: Depressive mood reactions of Israelis to the Israel Lebanon War. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality, 56, 1002-1012.

Hobfoll, S. E., Spielberger, C. D., Breznitz, S., Figley, C., Folkman, S., Green, B. L., Meichenbaum, D., Milgram, N. A., Sandler, I., Sarason, I., & van der Kolk, B. (1991). War-related stress: Addressing the stress of war and other traumatic events. American Psychologist, 46, 848-855.

Lomranz, J., Hobfoll, S. E., Johnson, R., Eyal, N., & Zemach, M. (1994). A nation's response to attack: Israelis' depressive reactions to the Gulf War. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 7, 59-63.

Hobfoll, S.E. (1998). Stress, culture, and community: The psychology and philosophy of stress. New York: Plenum.

Hobfoll, S. E. (2001). The Influence of culture, community, and the nested-self in the stress process: Advancing Conservation of Resources Theory. Lead article. Applied Psychology, 50, 337-370.

Monnier, J., Cameron, R. P., Hobfoll, S. E., Gribble, J. R. (2002). The impact of resource loss and critical incidents on psychological functioning in fire-emergency workers: A pilot study. International Journal of Stress Management, 9, 11-29.

Hobfoll, S. E. (2002). Social and psychological resources and adaptation. Review of General Psychology, 6, 307-324.

Hobfoll, S. E., Canetti-Nisim, D., & Johnson, R. J. (2006). Exposure to terrorism, stress-related mental health symptoms, and defensive coping among Jews and Arabs in Israel. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 207-218.

Schumm, J.A., Briggs-Phillips, M., and Hobfoll, S. E. (2006). Cumulative interpersonal traumas and social support as risk and resiliency factors in predicting PTSD and depression among inner-city women. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 19, 825-836.

Hobfoll, S.E., Tracy, M., and Galea, S. (2006). The impact of resource loss and traumatic growth on probable PTSD and depression following terrorist attacks. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 19, 867-878.

Hall, B. J., & Hobfoll, S. E. (2006). Posttraumatic growth actions Work, posttraumatic growth cognitions fail: Results from the Intifada and Gaza disengagement. European Health Psychologist, 3, 3-6.

Hobfoll, S. E., Hall, B. J., Canetti-Nisim, D., Galea, S., Johnson, R. J., & Palmieri, P. (2007). Refining our understanding of traumatic growth in the face of terrorism: Moving from meaning cognitions to doing what is meaningful. Applied Psychology: An International Journal, 56, 345-366.

Hobfoll, S. E.,Watson, P, Bell, C. C., Bryant, R. A., Brymer, M. J., Friedman, M. J., Friedman, M., Gersons, B. P. R., de Jong, J. T. V. M., Layne, C. M., Maguen, S., Neria, Y., Norwood, A. E., Pynoos, R. S., Reissman, D., Ruzek, J. I., Shalev, A. Y., Solomon, Z. , Steinberg, A. M., & Ursano, R. J. (2007). Five Essential Elements of Immediate and Mid-Term Mass Trauma Intervention: Empirical Evidence. Psychiatry: Biological and Interpersonal Issues, 70, 283-315.

Hall, B. J., Hobfoll, S. E., Palmieri, P., Canetti-Nisim, D., Shapira, O., Johnson, R. J., & Galea, S. (2008). The psychological impact of impending forced settler disengagement in Gaza: Trauma and posttraumatic growth. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21, 22-29.

Hobfoll, S. E., Canetti-Nisim, D, Johnson, R. J., Varley, J., Palmieri, P. A., & Galea, S. (2008). The association of exposure, risk and resiliency factors with PTSD among Jews and Arabs exposed to repeated acts of terrorism in Israel. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21, 9-21.

Tracy, M., Hobfoll, S. E., Canetti-Nisim, D., & Galea, S. (2008). Predictors of depressive symptoms among Israeli Jews and Arabs during the Al Aqsa Intifada: A population-based cohort study. Annals of Epidemiology, 18, 447-457.

Palmieri, P.A., Canetti-Nisim, D., Galea, S., Johnson, R.J., & Hobfoll, S.E. (in press). The psychological impact of the Israel-Hezbollah War on Jews and Arabs in Israel: The impact of risk and resilience factors. Social Science and Medicine.

Hobfoll, S. E. (invited article). Social support: The movie. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Hobfoll, S. E., Palmieri, P. A., & Johnson, R. J., Hall, B. J., Canetti-Nisim, D., & Galea, S. (2009). Trajectories of resilience, resistance and distress during ongoing terrorism: The case of Jews and Arabs in Israel. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77,138-148.

Banou, E., Hobfoll, S.E. & Trochelman, R. D. (in press). Loss of resources as mediators between interpersonal trauma and traumatic and depressive symptoms among women with cancer. Journal of Health Psychology.

Hall, B. J., Hobfoll, S. E., Canetti-Nisim, D., Johnson, R. J., & Galea, S. (in press). The defensive nature of benefit finding during ongoing terrorism: An examination of a national sample of Israeli Jews. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

Canetti-Nisim, D, Halperin, E., Sharvit, K., & Hobfoll, S. E. (in press). A new stress-based model of political extremism: Personal exposure to terrorism, psychological distress, and exclusionist political attitudes. Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Canetti-Nisim, D., Halperin, E. Hobfoll, S.E. Shapira, O. & Hirsch-Hoefler, S. (in press) Authoritarianism, perceived threat and exclusionism on the eve of the disengagement: Evidence from Gaza. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.


Major Grants and Mentorship Grants

Principal Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health 1 RO1 MH45669-01A1: AIDS Prevention Among Young Inner-City Women, 1990-1993.

Principal Investigator. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 1 RO1 HD24901-01A2: Depression and Medical Complications Among Pregnant Women, 1990-1993.

Principal Investigator. Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration Small Instrumentation Program 1 S15 M850793-01:ASIP Kent State University, 1992-1993.

Principal Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health 2 RO1 MH45669: Office of AIDS Research. AIDS Prevention Among Young Inner-City Women II, 1994-1999.

Principal Investigator. Ethnic Minority Supplement for Post-Doctoral Training. National Institute of Mental Health 5 R01 MH45669, 1997-1999.

Scientific Sponsor, Greer Glazer, Principal Investigator. National Center for Nursing Research: Midlife Research, 1994-1997.

Principal Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health. Office of AIDS Research. AIDS Prevention Among Native American Women Living on Reservations, 1999-2000.

Principal Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health 2 RO1 MH45669: Office of AIDS Research. AIDS Prevention Among Inner-City Women: Focus on Conflict, 2001-2006.

Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health. Prevention of PTSD with Early Cortisol Treatment, 2005-2007. Douglas Delahanty, Principal Investigator.

Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health. Pilot Intervention for PTSD, Nonadherence and HIV Risk, 2005-2007. Douglas Delahanty, Principal Investigator.

Principal Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health. 1 R01 MH073587-01A2. Terrorism and Traumatic Responding: Exposure and Resiliency Factors, 2006-2010.

View Short Profile


Office of Student Financial AidResearch at Rush

Rush Medical College | College of Nursing | Graduate College | College of Health Sciences | Library | GME
CME | Calendar of Events | Web Privacy Statement | Accessibility Statement | Students with Disabilities | Site Map
Students | Faculty | Researchers | Alumni | Residents & Fellows

© Rush University, Chicago, Illinois