• PhD, New York University
  • MSW, Hunter College School of Social Work

Areas of Expertise

  • Psychosocial interventions that support resilience in communities affected by conflict, disaster and adversity
  • Building locality based social work capacity in countries in crisis
  • Participatory research methods
  • Developmentally and culturally informed interventions

Courses Include

  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Ways of Knowing
  • Advanced Clinical Practice

Recent Scholarship

  • Bragin, M., Taaka, J., Adolphs, K. & Gray, H., & Eibs, T. (2014). Measuring hard-to-measure concepts in clinical social work: Operationalizing psychosocial well-being in post-conflict Uganda. Clinical Social Work Journal.

  • Bragin, M., Onta, K, Taaka, J., Ntacobakinvuna, D., & Eibs, T. (2014). To be well at heart: Women’s perceptions of psychosocial well-being in 3 conflict-affected countries – Burundi, Nepal, and Uganda. Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict 12 (2), 171 – 186.

  • Bragin, M., Tosone, C., Ihrig, E., Mollere, V., Niazi, A., & Mayel, E. (2014). Building culturally relevant social work in the midst of armed conflict: Applying the DACUM method in Afghanistan. International Social Work, doi: 10.1177/0020872814527631.

  • Bragin, M. (Editor). (2012). Children in armed conflict: Views from the global south [Special issues]. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, Volume 9, Issues 2-3.

  • Bragin, M. (2012). So that our dreams will not escape us: Learning to think together in time of war. Psychoanalytic Inquiry: A Topical Journal for Mental Health Professionals, 32(2), 115–135.

  • Bragin, M. (2007). Knowing terrible things: Engaging survivors of extreme violence in treatment. Clinical Social Work Journal, 35(4), 229 – 236.

Current Research

  • Principal Investigator, Claiming Rights - Promoting Peace: Women’s empowerment in conflict affected areas (Uganda, Burundi and Nepal).Understanding women’s psychosocial wellbeing in cultural context

  • Principal Investigator (with Michael Lewis), Development of a classroom based instrument
    to measure the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions designed to improve an aspect of cognitive functioning amongst adolescents affected by war and community violence.

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Martha Bragin

Martha Bragin, PhD


Associate Professor

Phone: 347.204.1242

Room: 427