Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program



Greer-Medley, Tawanda M


This research paper is examining the role of frequency of trauma and the effects of PTSD and health on firefighters and police officers. There have been mixed findings regarding the relationship between trauma, PTSD, and health. Further research is needed to better understand these relationships, especially in high risks occupations such as firefighters and police officers. Firefighters and police officers are at greater risk for developing PTSD, negative health outcomes, and be exposed to multiple traumas and it is important to study how these relate. Furthermore, there is little research investigating the relationship of the frequency of trauma, PTSD, and health in these occupations. The paper will expand on these populations in order to better provide services for mental health, how it can help professions who work in integrated health care, and to inform policies that could benefit firefighters and police officers.