Chief, U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC)
Dr. Lina Alathari is the Chief of the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), where she oversees the center’s targeted violence behavioral research program. NTAC research has identified behaviors, motives, and triggers leading to targeted violence, including school and workplace violence, terrorism, and mass attacks in public spaces. Dr. Alathari also oversees NTAC’s training and consultation programs, and frequently presents on threat assessment to government agencies, law enforcement, international security agencies, schools, and corporations. Earlier, Dr. Alathari oversaw the behavior management program for patients who posed a risk for violence, self-harm, and suicide and the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute.