Doctoral Students

Research Mentorship

The Trauma Center faculty are passionate about their ongoing work with the Mandel School doctoral students. They provide multiple training opportunities to learn essential research and scholarship skills to facilitate the development of becoming a productive independent scholar. For example, under their mentorship, students can receive applied research experience in both qualitative and quantitative methodology; obtain authorship on publications; learn the process of grant writing; present research at national conferences; and develop their own clear independent research and scholarship plan.

Doctoral Student Funding

The Mandel School provides significant support for PhD students. In addition to this funding provided by the Mandel School, the Trauma Center faculty affiliate’s federal and foundation grants provide funded research opportunities to their students. In many cases, this funding provides stipends and covers tuition beyond the Mandel School funding. Trauma Center faculty also mentor students in writing their own NIH F31 grant applications to fund dissertation research.

Teaching Mentorship

The Mandel School doctoral program offers training in effective teaching. Trauma Center doctoral students are paired with Trauma Center faculty affiliates for a mentored teaching experience across the trauma curriculum. Students have the opportunity to receive mentorship in developing and teaching bachelor and masters level courses related to trauma.

Ongoing Support and Professional Development

Doctoral students will have access to all the events and resources available through the Trauma Center. For those students who have a social work license, you will receive free CEUs on all Trauma Center sponsored events.