Dr. Shedeh Tavakoli is the Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Dr. Tavakoli is a faculty member and Chair of the Counselor Education Department. She is a clinician and researcher with experience in trauma-related mental health disorders. Her research interests include risk and predictor factors of posttraumatic stress, posttraumatic growth; neurobiology of attachment and interpersonal trauma; complex trauma; acculturative stress, supervisee anxiety and the supervisory relationship; interpersonal neurobiology, emotion focused therapy, and expressive writing.
Dr. Tavakoli has served on the NEIU IRB since 2014.