Dani Sabo, MA, PhD(c)

Research Associate
Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Danielle (Dani) Sabo is a new Research Associate at The Begun Center and a Doctoral Candidate in her final year in the Sociology department. After receiving her BA in Health Communication from Ohio University & pursuing a Masters in Public Health, Dani chose to apply her research skills towards a PhD in Medical Sociology. Dani's research focuses on survivors lived experiences of sexual/gender violence, disordered eating, and self harm over the life course from a sociological and intersectional feminist lens. Dani has been an employee of CWRU for seven years now and previously served as the Campus Confidential Survivor Advocate and as Assistant Director for Gender Violence Prevention and Education in the Department of Student Affairs. Dani has also served as an Adjunct Faculty member with 10 years of experience teaching courses on: Gender & Violence, Research Methods, Communication, Human Development, Medical Sociology, Feminist Critical Inquiry, & Gender Inequalities.

Q: Why is your work at the Begun Center important to you, to our community, and to the world? - I am dedicated to utilizing my research skills to better the world around me and at the Begun Center I will be uniquely positioned to actually use research and data to shift public policy and directly impact the lives of survivors. Through this role I will be able to truly work to prevent violence, shift policy, and support all trauma survivors in navigating their healing journey.

Q What is a cause about which you are particularly passionate? - I am passionate about supporting survivors of sexual violence, about working towards ensuring that all trauma survivors no matter their intersecting identit(ies) receive equitable justice and care, and in particular about working to support LGBTQ+, BIPOC, elderly, and veteran populations of trauma survivors.