Multicultural Study of Trauma Recovery (MiStory)

an international collaboration working together to study the relationships among culture, gender, and trauma recovery.


Denise Saint Arnault


School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building, Ann Arbor, MI


Who We Serve

University of Michigan Researchers and External Researchers

Core Summary

We are a research collaborative working around the world to use safe and trauma-informed methods that illuminate the interactions among cultural context, the self, gender and trauma recovery. We have worked in international settings for 10 years developing our research infrastructure, our practices and protocols, and carrying out field trials.

Service Categories: Human Research


  • Cross-cultural interviewing

  • Culture and mental health

  • Gender-based violence trauma recovery

  • Help seeking theory

  • International health research

  • Mixed method research design and analysis

  • Narrative ethnographic research training and analysis

  • Qualitative data collection and analysis

  • Women's mental health


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