His research aims to improve social work services for individuals, families, and communities affected by a disaster. His recent research includes a study that investigated the increasing role of personal resources, family strengths, and social capital in promoting posttraumatic growth of survivors of a major disaster.
Dr. Augustine has worked in a variety of clinical settings with the mentally ill, including inpatient facilities, outpatient clinics, and community mental health centers
PhD, University of Denver
Master of Philosophy, National Institute of Mental Health & NeuroSciences, Bangalore, India
Psychiatric Social Work
MSW, Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University, Kerala, India
Social Welfare History
Social Policy Analysis
Foundation Year Field Seminars I & II
Empowerment Social Work in Aging
Augustine, J. & Kokkammadathil, V. C. (2011). Program logic modeling as a tool for developing a disaster response and mitigation plan: The Somaliland experience. In. R. Kaufman, R. L. Edwards, J. Mirsky, & A. Avgar (Eds.), Crisis as an Opportunity: Organizational and Professional Responses to Disasters. University Press of America.
Augustine, J. (2008). Psychosocial care and support: Change in concept over time. In S. Jaswal and J. Joseph (Eds.), Psychosocial Support and Mental Health Services in Disasters, JTCDM Working Paper Series, Jamsetji Tata Center for Disaster Management, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India.
John, A., Koloth, R., Lim, S., & Augustine, J. (2007). Prevalence of and risk factors for diabetes in people with severe mental illness [Abstract]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(Suppl. 2), 252.