Sujata Regina Swaroop, PsyD
Dr. Sujata Regina Swaroop is a clinical psychologist with expertise in trauma-informed prevention and intervention initiatives across various continuum of care levels. She is dedicated to advancing intersectional justice models for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. She grounds her work in cutting edge research, human rights frameworks, and honoring lived experiences of marginalized or oppressed populations, including resilience theory. Through her research, clinical work, and advocacy efforts, she has come to realize that a strong network of informal and formal community connections is fundamental for sustainable change.
Multi-racial herself, Dr. Swaroop’s work has long been transnational, yielding developed expertise in systems-level intervention for populations affected by foreign occupation and historical loss, war and displacement, domestic and international acts of terror, political torture, and human trafficking and sexual exploitation. She has authored numerous publications on trauma-informed systems change, transformative approaches to capacity-building, and culturally distinctive resilience and healing in South Asian, Sub-Saharan African, and South American contexts. The trauma recovery program she designed for displacement camps in Northwest Pakistan has been recognized with an Award for Service in Clinical Psychology (Division 12) by the American Psychological Association. She has served as a delegate to organizations including the NATO 2012 Summit and the United Nation’s 54th Convention on the Status of Women. Within the domestic sphere, her work spans needs assessment, project design and management, program evaluation, and policy review for organizations such as Families of Fallen Service Members, Asian-American Institute, and Project REACH, a national anti-human trafficking program. She has offered agency, state, regional, national, and transnational training to FBI agents and law enforcement officials, attorneys, medical professionals, mental health professionals, shelter workers, local political leaders, and community activists.