Dr. Betty Lai is an Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology at Boston College. Dr. Lai’s research focuses on how children and families respond to disasters and other traumatic stressors. Dr. Lai’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Her research has been recognized with awards from the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Foundation. Dr. Lai has published over 75 articles and book chapters on mental health. She is the author of a forthcoming book on grant writing from Princeton University Press.