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Jackie Maffucci, Ph.D.

Research Director

Jacqueline Maffucci, Ph.D. is the Research Director for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Neuroscience from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her position at IAVA, Dr. Maffucci spent three years as a consultant to the Pentagon focusing on behavioral health policy for the Army. This included two years spent on the Army Suicide Prevention Task Force. Among other responsibilities, she acted as the liaison to the Department of Defense research community working to translate research into policy, work she continues in her current role.

Dr. Maffucci currently serves on multiple advisory and steering committees, including the National Center for PTSD Education Advisory Board, the Department of Veterans Affairs Women’s Health CREATE Veterans Council and the National Academic Affiliations Council. As IAVA’s Research Director, Dr. Maffucci has published on a variety of issues critical to the veteran community, including the VA disability compensation backlog, mental health and suicide prevention and women veterans.

She has contributed to CNN, the Chicago Tribune , Yahoo! News , The Baltimore Sun, as well as other television, print and radio outlets.