Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, and radio host.
She currently hosts Jerusalem Stories Radio, which airs in Australia and South Africa, as well as in the U.S. (visit us at jerusalemstories.net, follow us and like us on FaceBook). She co-hosts the Armstrong Williams Show on Sirius/XM radio channel 126 weekly. She also co-hosted aradio and television show, both called Danger Zone (Sirius/XM radio, RLTV – Comcast, FIOS and Time-Warner).
Dr. Garfinkel earned her Ph.D. at Lund University, Sweden. She specialized in gerontology through 1991 when, during the first Gulf war, she studied the effects of Scud missile attacks on the elderly and became involved in disaster mental health, working with first responders to natural and man-made disasters, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon. She authored several Special Reports for the United States Institute of Peace, including “Personal Transformations: Moving From Violence To Peace”, which examined religious extremists who have become peacemakers.
Among her academic accomplishments is the founding and editing of a peer-reviewed journal, Adoption Quarterly (Haworth Press). Dr. Garfinkel is affiliated with the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management at the George Washington University