Jamie D. Aten, PhD is a disaster psychologist and disaster ministry expert. He is also a survivor of Hurricane Katrina and stage IV cancer. As the founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College, Aten has focused his research on helping people cultivate faith and resilience amidst personal, mass, and humanitarian disasters. He has been recognized for his work with an APA Early Career Award and the 2016 FEMA Community Preparedness Champion Award at the White House. Aten regularly shares his expertise with a general audience through major media outlets such as USA Today, has written or coedited seven books, and has over 100 bylines in publications such as TIME, Washington Post, Psychology Today, and Christianity Today. He resides in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife and three children.