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Cameron Macauley

macaulcx@jmu.edu
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Trauma Rehabilitation Specialist

Mr. Cameron Macauley has a teaching career spanning 25 years. After obtaining degrees in Anthropology and Psychology, he became a Physician Assistant in 1984. He worked in a refugee camp on the Thai-Cambodian border then volunteered at a district hospital in Sumatra where he taught surgical techniques to the nursing staff. In 1988 he joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in Guinea-Bissau, after which he went to Mozambique where he taught courses on trauma surgery for landmine injuries. He went on to train vaccinators in Angola, and from 1996 until 2001 he ran a malaria control program for the Yanomami Indians of northern Brazil. He received his MPH from Boston University in 2003, and then returned to Angola in 2004 to train Angolan health professionals on HIV/AIDS. In 2005 he revised the CDC’s Home Based Care Manual for Mozambique. He then became Health Education Specialist for Survivor Corps, teaching mental health courses in El Salvador, Bosnia, Jordan, Ethiopia, Colombia, and Vietnam. Since January 2008, he has developed educational materials on psychological trauma. He has participated in BUSPH’s Complex Humanitarian Emergencies course as an instructor since 2003 and has taught sessions on communicable diseases, disaster preparedness, landmines and natural disasters. He joined the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery in August 2010 to lead efforts in Peer Support.