Dr. Amar is an Associate Professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Her research focuses on traumatic experiences, especially violence, mental health responses to trauma, and aspects of forensic nursing. Research outcomes are the identification of victims and potential victims so that services and resources to manage and avoid experiencing trauma and violence are received. Dr. Amar received her BSN and MSN from Louisiana State University Medical Center and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she was a Fontaine Fellow and a Pre-Doctoral Fellow in the International Center for Research on Women, Children, and Families. She has received intramural funding at Boston College and external funding from Health Resource and Service Administration. She is certified as an Adult Advanced Practice Psychiatric nurse. Dr. Amar serves as Research Column Editor and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Nursing. Memberships include Sigma Theta Tau International, International Association of Forensic Nurses, International Society of Psychiatric Nurses, and Nursing Network on Violence against Women, International.