• Advice for new grad students

    During undergrad, I was friends with two grad students getting their PhDs in a top English program. During my junior and senior year, I started going to panels and talks about going to grad school. The one constant about these panels was that one of the grad students on the panel cried. Every time. This […]

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    Advice for new grad students
  • Dissertation (Ph.Done.)

    My dissertation has been uploaded online by the university and can be viewed/downloaded here. The study developed and collected/analyzed initial validity evidence for a measure that quantifies the attitudes school principals hold about suicide prevention. Eventually, work like this might enable school mental health professionals and suicide prevention specialists to target their implementation strategies and […]

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    Dissertation (Ph.Done.)
  • Making measurement matter in sucidology

    I was fortunate to recently write a blog post for a great organization I’m a part of called the International Network of Early Career Researchers in Suicide and Self-Harm (netECR). The post provides an big-picture overview of several measurement challenges in suicide research. I hope it provides some good food for thought. Check it out […]

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    Making measurement matter in sucidology
  • How prevalent is child maltreatment?

    Content warning: child maltreatment and sexual assault statistics. If you work with children, chances are you’ll meet kids who have experienced maltreatment. Child maltreatment includes abuse — physical, sexual, and emotional — and neglect. All 50 states have laws that protect children against maltreatment. Although all states have their own specific laws about what constitutes maltreatment, the definition in […]

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    How prevalent is child maltreatment?