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Dr. Steven Fox, expert on psychological effects of war atrocities, joins Ross University School of Medicine as Associate Professor

10/15/05

Edison, N.J. - Ross University School of Medicine, an international provider of medical education, announced that Dr. Steven H. Fox, an expert on the psychological effects of war atrocities on refugees, has been named an associate professor of clinical psychology.

Dr. Fox has published findings concerning the psychological effects of war atrocities on refugees from Sierra Leone. He has also studied trauma exposure and its consequences among refugees from Liberia, Senegal and, most recently, Sudan. In the United States, he has been involved in psychologically assessing Sudanese refugees participating in a dental restoration program begun by Dr. Mary Willis of the University of Nebraska. The program provides replacement incisor teeth for these resettled refugees, which are removed as part of cultural tradition in Sudan but are a hindrance to socio-cultural adaptation and adjustment in the United States.

"We welcome Dr. Fox as a member of our faculty and look forward to the positive contributions that his experiences and work will bring to our curriculum and students," said Dr. Jorge Rios, interim executive dean of Ross University School of Medicine."

Prior to joining Ross University, Dr. Fox was an associate professor of clinical psychology at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. He has also taught at the Gambia College of Nursing, the University of Colorado at Denver and the University of Colorado School of Law. In addition, Dr. Fox brings a wealth of experience as a clinical psychologist at Mercy Hospitals Weldon Center for Rehabilitation in Springfield, Massachusetts, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and Royal Victoria Hospital in Gambia, West Africa. He also worked in private practice in Boulder, Colorado as a clinical and forensic psychologist.

Dr. Fox has presented reports to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and The Republic of Gambia's Ministry of Health in addition to publishing in a range of psychology and medical journals. He is a frequent lecturer in the United States and internationally on the subject of psychological trauma and war atrocities in refugee populations.