The prison setting is a uniquely challenging work environment, with employees facing constant exposure to threat, violence, and trauma. Prison employees are at high risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)....more
Lois James, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Washington State University (WSU) College of Nursing, where she focuses on bias, stress, sleep, and performance in “high stress” populations such as police officers, military personnel, correction employees, nurses, and top tier athletes. She has received multiple honors and awards for her work, and is internationally recognized as a leading expert in her field. Dr. James’s work has been published extensively in academic journals, practitioner magazines, and mainstream media such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.