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Dr. Jennifer Esala
Senior Evaluator & Researcher , Evaluation & Research

Dr. Jennifer Esala is a medical sociologist with expertise in mental health interventions for trauma survivors, refugees and underserved populations. Dr. Esala’s research has been published in leading journals, including Society and Mental Health, Traumatology, Journal of Traumatic Stress and American Journal of Evaluation. She has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methods and has served as principal investigator for multiple clinical trials. She is currently the principal investigator for a clinical trial of a trauma-informed and culturally responsive approach to massage therapy to treat pain in torture and war trauma survivors in the United States.