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PhD Student Profiles

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Current PhD Students at a Glance

Shannon CanfieldShannon Canfield, PhD Student
Research Interests: Women’s health; intimate partner violence; trauma informed care; policy and practice change; and intervention research.

Mackenzie CookMackenzie Cook, PhD Student
Research Interests: Sexual health; sex education.

Jennifer FirstJennifer First, PhD Student
Research Interests: Disasters and community crisis; stress and trauma; resilience and coping; intervention research.

Rebekah FreeseRebekah Freese, PhD Student
Research Interests: Mental health; children and youth; suicide prevention and intervention; intervention research; family dynamics.

Eunyoung JangEunyoung Jang, PhD Student
Research Interests: Social interaction - social network; social support; social services; mental health; multicultural/cross-cultural issues; immigrant and refugee population; gerontology, especially organization and management issues; statistics.

Eve McGeeEve McGee, PhD Student
Research Interests: Intersection between poverty, race, class, and gender; homeless family assistance; HIV/AIDS; family planning.

Toby M. Mills-SandovalToby M. Mills-Sandoval, PhD Student
Research Interests: Yoga and mindfulness-based clinical interventions; youth and families; behavioral health consultation; disaster mental health.