Clinical Psychology Graduate Student
Katherine is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at The University of
Tulsa. Katherine’s research interests involve the effects traumatic exposure, adult clinical populations, and related empirically-based interventions.
She is currently working as the Project Manager for the Mitigating the Effects of Sexual Assault study, funded by the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology grant, under Dr. Joanne Davis.
The purpose of this grant is to improve the long-term well being of recent sexual
assault survivors. Currently, the efficacy of a brief video-based intervention is being examined in its reduction of post mental and physical health problems related to the assault. Additionally, the project is aiming to identify genetic markers that may predict vulnerability to posttraumatic stress disorder.
As part of OCAST, Katherine’s role is to assist in the monitoring of the project through working with the research assistants within our university setting, as well as with our
Tulsa community partners.
I’m energized by the variety of projects and the availability of interdisciplinary
communication within TITAN. I look forward to the many opportunities that TITAN will provide toward my education and community involvement.”