John M. Violanti, Ph.D., Advisor, is a 23-year veteran of the NY State Police and has spent 20 years researching police trauma and suicide. He is a research professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Health Professions at SUNY Buffalo, and a member of the State University of NY at Buffalo School of Medicine graduate facility.
Dr. Violanti has been involved in the design, implementation and analysis of numerous police related stress and health studies. Projects have included studies on police mortality, police stress and trauma, and suicide. Dr. Violanti has authored over 45 peer-reviewed articles and has written and edited nine books on police stress, psychological trauma and suicide.
Dr. Violanti has lectured at the FBI Academy as well as numerous institutions nationally and internationally. His role as Consultant to the Badge of Life Program does not in any way imply an endorsement of other programs or literature mentioned on this website.