Sanctuary Institute: Faculty

Sandra L. Bloom, M.D. is a Board-Certified psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy and Co-Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at the School of Public Health of Drexel University in Philadelphia. Dr. Bloom is the founder of the Sanctuary Institute, Distinguished Fellow at the Andrus Children's Center. Dr. Bloom is a Past-President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and author of Creating Sanctuary: Toward the Evolution of Sane Societies and co-author of Bearing Witness: Violence and Collective Responsibility. A book about the crisis in social service delivery and titled Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery was published in 2010 by Oxford University Press and another volume of this trilogy about trauma-informed service, Restoring Sanctuary: A New Operating System for Trauma-Informed Systems of Care was published in early 2013 by Oxford University Press.