Current Graduate Students
Christopher C. Cranston, M.A., Clinical Doctoral Candidate (2009-Present),
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Research Interests: PTSD and Substance Use Disorders, their relationship, temporal patterns, and mediating/moderating influences.
Katherine E. Miller, M.A., Clinical Doctoral Student (2010-Present).
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Research Interests: Adult and military trauma populations, empirically-supported interventions for PTSD and posttrauma nightmares, and dissemination and implementation science.
Jennifer Steward, M.A. Clinical Doctoral Student (2011-Present)
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Research Interests: Psychological sequelae following traumatic experiences in adults, intimate partner violence, and sleep disturbances and their consequences. Additionally, working with under-served populations, such as offenders and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Rachel Micol, Clinical Doctoral Student (2012-Present)
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Research Interests: Causes, correlates, and consequences of interpersonal violence and intervention related to such violence. The impact of one’s status as a minority in response to- and recovery from traumatic experiences. Treatment of PTSD and post-trauma sleep disturbances.
Jim Scholl, Clinical Doctoral Student (2013-Present)
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Research Interests: Sequelae of trauma and infectious disease in minority populations; the relationship between culture and cognitive and emotional responses to trauma.
Kelsey Hancock, Clinical Master’s Student (2013-Present),
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Research Interests: Interpersonal violence, with a focus on sexual violence and stalking behaviors in collegiate populations; Informing treatment of nightmares by identifying themes within them to expedite the healing process.
Katherine Cunningham, M.A., Clinical Doctoral Student (2013-Present).
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Research Interests: Attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions about interpersonal sexual violence & exploitation, and their relationship to victim blame and posttraumatic outcomes.
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Research Interests: Neurobiological and physiological aspects of, as well as comorbid physical health conditions associated with combat-related PTSD. Interventions targeted at improving somatic (e.g. increased basal heart rate) and psychic (e.g. affect and nightmares) symptoms of PTSD.
Current Undergraduate Student Members
Sonja Worthy, Senior
Sonja is working towards her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Music. She plans to apply to graduate programs in Psychology and/or Social Justice.
Destinee Yandell, Senior
Destinee is majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. Her research interests include the influence of traumatic experiences on people and treatment, especially in teenage populations. In the future, she would like to attend graduate school in clinical psychology, eventually earning a PhD.
Westley Youngren, Junior
Westley is currently an undergraduate student majoring in both psychology and philosophy. His research interests include the effects of sleep in the workplace, the effects of sleep deprivation on employee health, as well as nightmares, nightmare therapy and dream content. Westley plans on pursuing a graduate degree.
Sarah-Nicole Johnson, Sophomore
Sarah is majoring in psychology and minoring in mathematics. Her research interests include the way traumatic experiences psychologically affect people and treatment. In the future, she would like to be a counseling psychologist for children who have been exposed, either directly or witnessing, abuse.
Taylor Haag, Junior
Taylor is majoring in psychology and minoring in religion. Her research interests include studying effective treatments for those who have experienced trauma. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in clinical or counseling psychology.
Sarai Hurtado, Sophomore
Sarai is majoring in psychology and minoring in spanish and deaf education. Her research interests include effective treatment for individuals who have experienced trauma. After graduation, she plans to obtain a graduate degree in counseling psychology.
Patrizia Perazzo, Junior
Patrizia is an international student from Venzuela and is working toward a degree in psychology, with a French minor. After graduation, she would like to go to grad school for clinical psychology.
Bri Trappe, Junior
Bri is pursuing a B.S in psychology/ pre-med with a minor in biology. Her research interests include the impact trauma has on individuals daily lives and the treatment options available. Upon graduation, Bri plans to attend medical school and specialize in emergency medicine.
Rachel Perry, Junior
Rachel is an undergraduate student majoring in Exercise & Sports Science with minors in Psychology and Early Intervention. Her research interest lies in how physiological indicators might help in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of the effects of trauma. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in Occupational Therapy specializing in mental health and end-of-life care.