Announcing Fall 2021 Injury and Violence Prevention Student Research Grant RecipientsDec 21, 2021
The Injury and Violence Prevention Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2021 Injury and Violence Prevention Student Research Grants. The one-year grant awards, in the amount of $1,500 per student, were selected by a panel of center faculty from a dozen applications submitted by students from various disciplines and schools.
Project: Suicide Among Adolescent Girls: The Role of Mattering as a Mediator Variable
Kenzie Campbell is pursuing a Masters in Public Health at Boise State University. The award will support her work in researching potential mediators for suicide prevention in adolescent girls. Kenzie currently works as an advocate at a mental health and domestic violence support agency and hopes to use her research and education to work towards developing equitable prevention programs in her community. She is mentored by Megan L. Smith, PhD of Boise State University.
Project: Predictors of Lower Extremity Injury Risk Following Sport-Related Concussion
Kate Smulligan is a Physical Therapist and is currently pursuing a PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Colorado. This award will support her work investigating individual level predictors of subsequent injury following concussion, specifically socioeconomic status and cervical spine function. Kate's primary mentor is David Howell, PhD, in the University of Colorado Department of Orthopedics.
Project: Homicide-Suicide in the United States: A Deep Understanding of the Mental and Behavioral Health of Perpetrators of Intimate Partner HomicidesDorothy Stearns is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, she graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences and a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health. Previously, she briefly worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Research Epidemiologist. During medical school, she has been heavily involved with social justice advocacy on campus and serves as the Medical Student Council Executive President. Currently, she is working with Dr. Catherine G. Velopulos on several research projects that explore public health disparities in care and trauma-related health outcomes.