THE COHORT EIGHT FELLOWS 2018–2020

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Alex Busuito
PhD candidate, Child Clinical Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Dissertation: "The Intergenerational Reach of Childhood Maltreatment: Effects on Self-Regulation during Early Parenthood"

 
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Scott Delaney
PhD candidate, Social Epidemiology, Harvard University

Dissertation: "Childhood Threatening Experiences, Brain Morphology, and Aggressive Behavior"

 
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Kelli Dickerson
PhD candidate, Developmental Psychology, University of California, Irvine

Dissertation: "Promoting Empathy and Prosocial Behavior in Maltreated Children"

 
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Hannah Espeleta
PhD candidate, Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University

Dissertation: "Fostering Hope: A Multi-Method Approach to Evaluating Pediatric Medical Homes for Youth in Foster Care"

 
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Sophia Frank
PhD candidate, School Psychology, University of Minnesota

Dissertation: "An Exploratory Study of Trauma Screening Procedures and Instruments in Schools"

 
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Stephanie Gusler
PhD candidate, Clinical Child Psychology, University of Kansas

Dissertation: "Mechanisms underlying the association between parents’ childhood maltreatment on their children’s current experience of family dysfunction"

 
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Julia Hernández
PhD candidate, Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation: "Engaging Fathers in the Child Welfare System"

 
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Reeve Kennedy
PhD candidate, Sociology, University of New Hampshire

Dissertation: "Bullying Trends in the United States and an Analysis of the Impact of Prevention Programs on Both Relational Bullying and Gender"

 
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Katherine Marcal
PhD candidate, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

Dissertation: "Promoting Child Behavioral Health in Homeless Services: A Community-Based System Dynamics Approach"

 
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Prerna Martin
PhD candidate, Child Clinical Psychology, University of Washington

Dissertation: "Global is Local and Local is Global: A Mixed Methods Study to Select & Tailor Implementation Strategies for Reducing Child Maltreatment in Low-Resource Settings"

 
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Brittany Paige Mihalec-Adkins
PhD candidate, Human Development & Family Studies, Purdue University

Dissertation: "Don't you want your child back?!" Untangling the psychosocial influences on parental engagement in child welfare interventions"

 
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Christina Mondi-Rago
PhD candidate, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota

Dissertation: "Early Childhood Educational Intervention and Psychological Wellbeing: A Longitudinal Investigation in a Low-Income, Urban Sample"

 
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Deborah J. Moon
PhD candidate, Social Welfare, University of Kansas

Dissertation: "Preventing Maltreatment through Trauma-Informed Integrated Primary Care: A Realist Evaluation of Community-Based Organizational Change-Efforts"

 
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Katherine Ridge
PhD candidate, Child Development and School Psychology, University of Minnesota

Dissertation: "Effects of Maltreatment on Children's Selective Trust"

 
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Maria Schweer-Collins
PhD candidate, Prevention Science, University of Oregon 

Dissertation: "Using a Differential Response Framework to Examine Process and Outcomes of Evidence-Based Parent Coaching with Families At-Risk for Child Maltreatment"