Brandon J. Griffin

Brandon J. Griffin, Ph.D., is a research health science specialist at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System in San Francisco, California, and alumnus of the APA-accredited doctoral program in counseling psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. As a clinical and translational researcher who specializes in positive health psychology, Dr. Griffin develops and evaluates interventions that aim to promote resilience and wellness among individuals, groups, and communities. He has published over 50 articles and scholarly chapters that explore how virtues including forgiveness of oneself and others, gratitude, and humility contribute to personal and interpersonal functioning. Dr. Griffin co-edited the Handbook of the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness (Springer, 2017), and he oversees an online bibliography of scientific research on forgiveness. His current interests include delivering interventions designed to promote forgiveness of oneself and others to military service members and veterans who report moral distress associated with their war-zone experiences. His work has been featured in media outlets including Richmond Magazine and Psychology Today. In his time away from the office, Dr. Griffin enjoys hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing in America’s National Parks.