THE COHORT EIGHT FELLOWS 2018–2020

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

Researching the intergenerational reach of childhood maltreatment and its effects on self-regulation during early parenthood.

 
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Scott Delaney
PhD candidate, Social Epidemiology, Harvard University

Exploring the social and legal determinants of brain health and well-being to design more equitable social systems.

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

Understanding and promoting positive capacities in maltreated and other adversity-exposed youth.

 
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Hannah Espeleta
PhD candidate, Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University

Working at the intersection of trauma and health to identify, treat, and prevent child maltreatment and its long-term effects.

 
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Sophia Frank
PhD candidate, School Psychology, University of Minnesota

Building school-based mental health systems to connect children to effective, evidence-based services.

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

Researching the association between parents’ childhood maltreatment on their children’s current experience of family dysfunction.

 
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Julia Hernández
Arizona State University Center for Child Well-being

PhD, Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

Using practice based research to identify and promote familial supports for maltreated children.

 
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Reeve Kennedy
PhD candidate, Sociology, University of New Hampshire

Studying bullying trends in the United States and an analyzing the impact of prevention programs.

 
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Katherine Marcal
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

PhD, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

Applying community-based system science methods to investigate and improve service delivery for homeless families with children.

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

Advancing equity in mental health services for children and families through research in implementation science, global health and clinical psychology.

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

Promoting both empathy and the evidence base for work with parents in the child welfare system.

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

Examining the effects of large-scale early childhood interventions on lifelong mental health and well-being, especially in contexts of early adversity.

 
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Deborah J. Moon
University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work

PhD, Social Welfare, University of Kansas

Interested in mental health, parenting, prevention of adverse childhood experiences, and disseminating preventive family-focused psychosocial interventions in integrated healthcare settings.

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

Studying the effects of maltreatment on children's selective trust.

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

Examining the process and outcomes of parent coaching with families at-risk for child maltreatment.