Laura Shannonhouse is an Associate Professor at Georgia State University. Her clinical experiences have included working with disaster impacted populations both domestically and internationally. Her research has focused on crisis intervention and disaster response, specifically to prevent suicide (suicide first aid), and with disaster impacted populations in fostering meaning-making through one’s faith tradition (spiritual first aid). She has been evaluating and helping implement ASIST (and other LivingWorks programs) in k-12, university, and aging contexts, including leading a clinical trial to help garner the evidence needed for ASIST to be on the NCOA Evidence Based Registry. She feels lucky her research has been funded by the US government (Department of Health and Human Services) and foundations (John Templeton Foundation) entities.