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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.

Omoshola KehindeOmoshola Kehinde, PhD Student
Research Interests: Opioid and substance abuse among the rural population of the United States.

Rebekah HartsockRebekah E. Hartsock, LCSW, PhD Student
Research Interests: Substance use disorders, healthcare and health disparities, hospital readmission rates.

Amanda HoodAmanda Hood, PhD/MSW Student
Research Interests: Body image, sexual health and sex education.

Anna M. KimAnna M. Kim, PhD Student
Research Interests: Children's health, well-being, and education.

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; school social work; program evaluation.

Geunhye ParkGeunhye Park, PhD Student
Research Interests: Gerontology; gerontechnology; healthy aging; caregiving; policy analysis.

Gashaye Melaku TeferaGashaye Melaku Tefera, PhD Student
Research Interests: Social Work with immigrants and refugees; health disparities; social determinants of health; African social work; indigenous and culturally relevant practice; human rights.