*Day Three Keynotes

Amy Carol Dominguez, Josh Morganstein, Agustina BoehringerRooms 1-3

We are proud to have the following keynotes opening the first full day of Vibrant's Disaster Behavioral Health 2023 Symposium.


Amy Carol Dominguez, MPA



Josh Morganstein, CAPT, USPHS

  • Pronouns: he/him/his
  • Title: Deputy Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
    Professor, Psychiatry and Military & Emergency Medicine
    Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
    Uniformed Services University
  • Bio: Dr. Joshua C. Morganstein is Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Deputy Director at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and a Captain in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. He is a Chair of the Committee on the Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster and Distinguished Fellow at the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Morganstein received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed a combined residency in Psychiatry and Family Medicine in the National Capital Consortium in Washington, DC. Dr. Morganstein leads the Disaster Mental Health and Public Health education and consultation services at CSTS. In this capacity he has overseen and provided support to dozens of national and global disasters, working with local, state, national and international partners to support the well-being of individuals and communities adversely impacted by these events. He has been an invited speaker and consultant for national organizations and federal interagency partners. Dr. Morganstein provided mental health subject-matter expertise to the United Nations’ 2015 Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. He co-authored the only Curriculum Recommendations for Disaster Behavioral Health Professionals and was a co-author for a landmark Presidential report on the Impact of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States. Dr. Morganstein authored numerous articles, chapters, and technical reports on the mental health impact of various disaster events, including climate-related disasters, mass violence, terrorism, nuclear exposure, and pandemics and is Assistant Editor for the second edition of the Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry. He has studied the effects of stress and trauma in organizational settings, including the military drone intelligence community as well as personnel impacted by the 2013 mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. Dr. Morganstein is currently working with the United States National Guard to better understand risk and protective factors associated with COVID-19 deployments on the psychological health and operational readiness of service members.

Dr. Agustina Boehringer, DMSc

  • Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • Title: Chief Medical Officer and Acting Director of Emergency Response, Heart to Heart International
  • Bio: Dr. Agustina Boehringer is the Chief Medical Officer and Acting Director of Emergency Response at Heart to Heart International, an NGO that specializes in improving access to healthcare in medically under-resourced communities across the world, with a particular focus on medical relief after disasters. In her role, Dr. Boehringer oversees the medical programs and services provided by the organization and works to ensure that they are delivered with the highest standards of quality and efficiency. 

    She began her medical education at the University of Buenos Aires Medical School and later obtained a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Northeastern University in Boston, as well as a Doctor of Medical Science with a concentration in Global Health and Disaster Medicine from Lynchburg University.Dr. Boehringer has been practicing clinically in the field of Emergency Medicine since 2004, and has held various leadership positions in the medical field. She is currently the Chair of National VOAD’s Disaster Health Committee, holds a technical advisory position with the World Health Organization on emergency medical evacuation and pre-hospital medicine, and is a designated mentor for the Pan American Health Organization’s Emergency Medical Teams initiative.


    Dr. Boehringer lives in the greater Kansas City area with her husband and three rescue dogs. She has two adult sons, one of whom is pursuing a degree in finance, and the other is an active duty airman in the United States Navy.

Sun 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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