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  • Many responders in emotional distress one year after hurricane in Puerto Rico, study finds

    Social work professor Tara Powell

    Health care and social service workers who assisted victims of 2017’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico had significantly higher levels of mental health symptoms nearly a year after the disaster compared with their counterparts who assisted hurricane victims in Texas, according to a study by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign social work professor Tara Powell.

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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Tara M. Powell, call 217-300-0917; email

    The paper “In the aftermath: The effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Maria on the well-being of health-care and social service providers” is available from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1037/trm0000228