Lina Alathari, PhD
Dr. Alathari is the Chief of the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), where she oversees the agency's research, training, and consultation programs on behavioral threat assessment and the prevention of targeted violence, including school violence, workplace violence, attacks against government officials, and mass attacks in public spaces. Dr. Alathari has testified before Congress, frequently presents on threat assessment to a variety of audiences, and consults on complex threat cases and the establishment of threat assessment programs. Dr. Alathari's previous experience includes mental health treatment, behavior analysis, and crisis intervention at the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, an inpatient state psychiatric facility, where she oversaw the behavior management program for patients who posed a risk for violence, self-harm, and suicide. Dr. Alathari earned a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuropsychology from The George Washington University.