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Monte-Angel Richardson


Monte-Angel Richardson’s research interests are violence prevention within communities, immigrants and refugees, trauma informed practice, and transformative justice models. Combining social work and public health at local, state, national, and international levels, Monte-Angel focuses on the prevention gun violence and interruption of the processes that permeate trauma within marginalized populations and communities. Monte-Angel’s research in the U.S., Canada, and Japan is diverse methodologically, spanning from participatory action research to surveys with complex sampling design, from building machine learning models to intervention research, including the use of machine learning to analyze trends in gun violence, a study of survivors of a mass shooting in California, and multi method qualitative studies of residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  At the University of Toronto, she is a member of the collaborative specialization in social work and public health policy. One recent project involves evaluating levels of posttraumatic growth among survivors of mass violence through statistical and qualitative mixed methods analyses. In addition to her involvement with the National Center for Women & Information Technology in the United States (NCWIT), Monte-Angel is published in the Health & Social Work journal and has written a book chapter regarding trauma informed practices at university libraries.