Previous Projects

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MASSACHUSETTS CHILDHOOD TRAUMA TASK FORCE

Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate

  • Conducted extensive literature review about childhood trauma, its effects on physical and mental health, and current interventions for children and families

  • Designed, tested, and distributed a survey to providers statewide regarding the types of trauma-informed interventions they use with children

  • Provided project updates to task force members on a monthly basis

  • Wrote a report for the Massachusetts state legislature with the results of the survey and recommendations for future policy interventions, with feedback from members of the Task Force

CHILD FATALITY REVIEW PROGRAM EVALUATION

Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate

  • Conducted 50-state landscape analysis to determine best practices for child fatality review (CFR) programs

  • Developed interview protocols for members of the state CFR team and the local CFR teams to get their feedback on how the program functioned

  • Scheduled and conducted interviews with all local team leaders (Assistant District Attorneys)

  • Developed and analyzed a survey for state team member to provide their feedback

  • Wrote two reports with findings and recommendations for the state and local programs

  • Worked with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on implementation strategies

  • Invited to present at the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention's 2018 conference

RESEARCH-BASED BLOG POSTS ON MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Sapien Labs, Washington DC 

  • Conduct research for blog posts using existing data from the organization and outside sources

  • Write two 750 word posts per month, typically including information about the organization's Mental Health Quotient tool

  • Topics include: population-level mental health, young adult mental health, differences in well-being by gender, and mental health in the workforce.

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