Apr 24, 2024

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to share that Roxane Cohen Silver, Vice Provost, Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning, and Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science, Medicine, and Public Health, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. New members are nominated and elected to the academy by current members.

An international expert in the field of stress and coping, Professor Silver has spent over four decades studying acute and long-term psychological and physical reactions to stressful life experiences, including personal traumas such as loss, physical disability, and childhood sexual victimization, as well as larger collective events such as mass violence, infectious disease outbreaks, and natural disasters.

Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Public Health Service. She has guided governments in the U.S. and abroad in the aftermath of terrorist attacks and earthquakes and served on numerous senior advisory committees and task forces for the Department of Homeland Security. She has testified at the House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology and given briefings to policymakers at the White House and on Capitol Hill on the role of social and behavioral science research in disaster preparedness and response and the impact of the media following disasters.

Professor Silver joined UCI in 1989 and she has held a range of administrative and Academic Senate roles on the campus. Her research, professional service, and mentoring have been recognized with awards from the American Psychological Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Western Psychological Association. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Silver on this accomplishment.


Hal Stern
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Chancellor's Professor, Department of Statistics

Jon Gould
Dean, School of Social Ecology