Our PhD Scholar program is open to doctoral students from Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, and University of Missouri‐St. Louis with research agendas that align with the Center’s foci and affiliated faculty. This one‐year, competitively awarded, paid, transdisciplinary, predoctoral training program seeks to prepare promising new scholars to continue to pursue cutting
edge, real‐world research in the area of violence prevention and harm reduction associated with exposure to violence. Learn more.
CVIP PhD Scholar
A third year doctoral student in the Brown School, Annah’s primary research interest includes intimate partner violence and women’s health, mental health, and rural populations. Her dissertation proposes examining the perspectives on and practices for intimate partner violence among rural primary health care providers, as well as the perception of the physician-patient encounter among survivors of intimate partner violence. Annah brings to her research a plethora of direct practice experience, having served as a case manager, counselor and advocate for survivors of intimate partner violence for multiple domestic violence agencies over the last decade. Additionally, her research background includes several research assistantships, including one as part of a CVIP-affiliated project at Saint Louis University, in which she worked on a team that designed trainings about the prevention of sexual violence for social workers and public health professionals in Missouri.
Lina MillettCVIP PhD Scholar
Lina is a PhD student in the Brown School and is interested in child maltreatment prevention in different community and cultural settings and understanding of child maltreatment etiology in ecological risk and resiliency perspective. She is also interested in how individual, family, community, and policy level factors are associated with different child maltreatment rates, their changes over time, and factor malleability for change in improving child development outcomes.
Paul LanierCVIP PhD Scholar
In addition to his work at the Center, Paul is also a NIMH fellow with the Brown School’s Center for Mental Health Services Research and was recently selected as a recipient of the Doris Duke Foundation’s Fellowship for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect managed by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. View Bio
CVIP PhD Scholar
Also a pre-doctoral NIMH fellow with the Brown School's Center for Mental Health Services Research, Ms. Jolley has an extensive background in the areas of violence prevention and harm reduction.