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About Us: Our Team

Created by a team of experts.

Learn about the work of the American Nurses Foundation.

Meet a few of the nurses, software developers, designers and students involved in creating the PTSD Toolkit:

Dr. Hanrahan Dean & Professor, School of Nursing & Associate Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University

Dr. Hanrahan is the Dean & Professor, School of Nursing & Associate Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. She joined the College in July 2015 after serving as an associate professor and faculty member of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She helped found Penn Nursing’s Health Technology Lab using her background in mental health systems research and experience developing savvy simulation models that promote an integrated mind/body approach to mental and physical healthcare. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Scholar alumna.

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Software Developer, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Warren Longmire is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania’s Digital Media Design program. He has worked as technical artist at Microsoft, Co., Vanguard Studios and Electronic Arts. For the last seven years he has concentrated his efforts on medical intervention and education gaming projects at the Center for Cognitive Research at University of Penn, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, elineMedia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

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Game Designer, Co-founder of Little Bird Games

Lucas Blair is one of the co-founders of Little Bird Games LLC, a Pennsylvania-based game company which specializes in developing educational and therapeutic video, board, and card games. The company offers full service serious game development based on the most current research and best practices from the fields of instructional design and game design. Dr. Blair earned his MS in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University and his PhD in Modeling and Simulation from the University of Central Florida.

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Hillman Scholar for Innovation, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

A graduate of the Interactive Multimedia program of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Matthew Lee is currently a doctoral student at the Penn School of Nursing with interests in the therapeutic elements of video games as they relate to the maintenance of good mental health. Formerly attached to USC's Center for Scholarly Technology, he laid the foundation for the university's presence in Second Life, collaborated with the MacArthur Foundation and other organizations on projects relating to Virtual Worlds and the Public Good, and assisted in the development of technologies for healthcare simulation and learning.

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Ruth L. Kirschstein T32 Pre-doctoral Fellow (T32NR007100)

Grace Olamijulo is a masters prepared nurse currently pursuing completion of a doctoral degree at Penn Nursing. Her research focuses on exploring the relationship between video games, learning, and behavior change.  She intends to use her work in order to further the development and sale of serious games for health promotion and attract nurse researchers and practitioners to participate in this innovative field. 

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Lisa Seng is a second degree nursing student in Penn Nursing's BSN/MSN program. Lisa is currently part of a team led by Dr. Nancy Hanrahan to develop a game to educate nurses about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is interested in how games can be used to influence mental health outcomes of children and adolescents.

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