For the past 50 years, Dr. Burgess has been tirelessly working for victims of violent crime. Her initial research, studying rape victims in 1960’s Boston, brought her to the attention of the FBI and lead to a decades long partnership profiling violent criminals and learning how to best help victims.

Whether in her role as a researcher and educator at Boston College or as the basis for the fictional TV character, Dr Wendy Carr on the Netflix series, Mindhunter , Dr. Burgess’ legacy of advocating for victims continues to grow.

Today, we talk about her experiences working with the FBI, the value of nursing research, and her upcoming book , Shattering Silence.