It is highly recommended that applicants to our program identify a faculty member that they would like to work with during their doctoral education. Below is a list of faculty who will be recruiting for students in the upcoming season (to start Fall 2023). Please visit the faculty pages for more information on each of the recruiting faculty. Please refrain from emailing faculty that are not listed on this page to inquire if they are recruiting students; if they are recruiting students; they will be listed on this page!
Faculty recruiting for the upcoming admissions season:
Dr. Cromer is interviewing students with interests in historical trauma and/or who are interested in the treatment of insomnia and nightmares in children. Competitive applicants will have prior experience working in a productive research lab and will have strong skills either data management or analysis, and good interpersonal skills. Prior experience working on grants or publications is a strong asset. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Strong application essays will delineate areas of research or specific research questions that applicants would hope to pursue in my lab. More about my lab can be found at SPARTA Lab.
Dr. Davis is looking for 1-2 students who are interested in the experience of trauma and treatment of PTSD, insomnia, and nightmares. Dr. Davis’ lab also studies the prevalence, impact, and prevention of interpersonal violence in general and within the LGBTQIA+ population. Competitive applicants will have some background knowledge and research experience in trauma studies. Students from various underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Dr. Newman is searching for students (2023-2024) interested in Journalism and Trauma. Competitive applicants will have experience in research (abstracts, papers presented at national meetings, publications), have excellent writing skills, and a strong background working with data. Students from various underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Dr. Rhudy is interviewing students for the Fall 2023 incoming class. Dr. Rhudy’s research examines sociocultural and physiological mechanisms contributing to pain disparities in Native Americans. Students from various underrepresented backgrounds, particularly those interested in working with Native American populations, are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have research experience, particularly in the areas of pain, neuroscience, and/or psychophysiology, as well as strong writing and analytic/statistical skills. Ideally, candidates will also have prior experience with presenting at national/international conferences and/or publishing. Additional information about the laboratory can be found at PLAN Lab
Dr. Aubuchon-Endsley is interviewing students for the 2023-2024 incoming cohort. Competitive applicants should have research experience with some exposure to clinical, health, or developmental psychology research preferred, as well as experience working with women and/or infants. Applicants should also have strong writing, statistical, and interpersonal/communication skills. Ideally, candidates will also have experience directly working with data, presenting posters and/or papers at conferences, or authorship or co-authorship on publications. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.