Assessment and Care Team

The Assessment and Care Team is composed of mental health and law enforcement experts. They are the primary contacts for the University Community concerned with behaviors and situations which have a potential for self-harm and/or harm to others. The initial contacts are typically made via phone (319-384-2955) or email ( Current contacts for the program are Eli Hotchkin, Threat Assessment Program Director, University Human Resources, Josh Lovik, University of Iowa Police Department, Peter Berkson, University of Iowa Health Care; Angie Reams, Dean of Students Office.

Their responsibilities include:

  • Receiving information about concerning behavior.
  • Implementing/coordinating the risk/threat assessment response.
  • Discerning trends and/or patterns of at risk and threatening behaviors.
  • Providing outreach to the UI Campus and surrounding communities as appropriate.
  • Providing education and training for employees, faculty, staff and students.
  • Prioritize cases as to the assessed urgency.