GRADUATE STUDENT ADVANCING EQUITY AWARD: EMILY RABINOWITZ
Meet Emily Rabinowitz, the Graduate Student Advancing Equity Award recipient. Emily is a Psychological Sciences Ph.D. student majoring in Clinical Psychology.
Please give a short overview of your research.
I am interested in the interaction between chronic health and mental health issues, with a special focus on trauma, reproductive health and chronic pain.
What made you choose to pursue your graduate degree here at Kent State?
I was interested in working with my advisor, Dr. Doug Delahanty, who studies stress and health. I wanted to have an interdisciplinary program where I could engage with clinical and research work at the intersection of physical and mental health.
What do you enjoy most about attending Kent State for graduate school? and/or What do you anticipate taking advantage of at KSU?
I enjoy the connections that KSU has with other institutions. I've been fortunate to work at Akron Children's Hospital, UH Portage, and Coleman Health Services.
What are your future goals?
I am looking forward to specializing in treating individuals with chronic pain and furthering my independent research program. I hope to engage patients in research to improve the lives of those struggling with chronic illness.
What does this award mean to you and how will it aid you?
This award recognized my 2 years of service in the Multicultural and Diversity Committee at the Psychological Sciences Department. This volunteer position means a lot to me; I have mentored undergraduate students and put on a number of professional development events all aimed to encourage students to go to grad school and diversify the field of psychology. As a grad student, there are so many time demands between research and clinical work. This award recognizes the quiet, unpaid, and too-often unnoticed work of service to mentor and support our undergraduate students.