Terri deRoon Cassini, PhD

Terri deRoon Cassini, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Departments of Surgery (Division of Trauma & Critical Care), Psychiatry, and Institute for Health and Society at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She graduated with a B.S. in zoology & physiology from the University of Wyoming, completed an M.S. in clinical psychology from Marquette University, and in 2008 earned her Ph.D. from Marquette University in clinical psychology. Dr. deRoon-Cassini completed her internship at the Zablocki VA Medical Center with an emphasis on health psychology and post-traumatic stress disorder after combat trauma. From 2008-2010, Dr. deRoon-Cassini completed her postdoctoral clinical and research training at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she provided inpatient and outpatient clinical psychological care to injured trauma survivors.

Currently she sees inpatients and outpatients who struggle with distress after trauma, and she conducts research on the bio-psychosocial aspects of psychopathology and resilience following trauma, including civilian and military injury. Her research is and has been funded by the CDC, MCW, and the NIH. Dr. deRoon-Cassini is co-director of the research core of the Injury Research Center, director of research for the Division of Trauma, and co-directs the Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project at the Medical College of Wisconsin.