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Our Team

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Director of Life Paths Research Center & Co-Chair of ResilienceCon: Sherry Hamby, Ph.D (she/her) is a Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South. A licensed clinical psychologist, she has worked for more than 20 years to make families stronger. Dr. Hamby is best known for her work on poly-victimization and improving measures of violence.

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Co-Chair of ResilienceCon: Nicole Yuan, Ph.D (she/her) is an Associate Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University. In 2011, she received a Master degree in public health from the University of Washington.

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Co-Chair of ResilienceCon: Susan Yoon, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University.

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Founding Co-Chair of ResilienceCon: Victoria Banyard, Ph.D (she/her) is also a Professor in the School of Social Work at Rutgers University. Dr. Banyard is best known for her work on bystander approaches to violence prevention, including developing the Bringing in the Bystander Program.

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Project Manager & Conference Director: Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor, M.S. (she/her) is a PhD Candidate at Oakland University working with Dr. Michele R. Parkhill. She has also worked with Life Paths Research Center since 2014 and oversees the logistical and managerial tasks associated with ResilienceCon.

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Research Scientist

Etiony Aldarondo, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment and President of the Behavioral Sciences & Wellness Networks

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Research Fellow

Ayesha Aziz, M.S. is a Ph.D. Scholar at the Centre for Clinical Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

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Research Scientist

Matt Brooks, Ph.D. (he/him) is a Chartered Psychologist and a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom.

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Research Fellow

Shih-Ying Cheng, MSW is a doctoral candidate in the School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests include services and policies that address intimate partner violence (IPV), health and social service utilization among recent immigrants, and the implementation of evidence-based practice.

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Resilience Advocate

Sal Corbin, Ph.D. (he/his) worked for 17 years in academia as a Psychology Professor before transitioning to nonprofit work. He is now the Training Coordinator for the Maryland Harm Reduction Institute and lead trainer for Restorative Justice on the DC Peace Team.

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Research Scientist

María Dosil Santamaria, Ph.D. (she/her) is a professor at the University of the Basque Country in Spain.

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Research Scientist

Jessica Elm, MSW, Ph.D. is a citizen of the Oneida Nation and a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for American Indian Health at Johns Hopkins University.

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Research Scientist

Lois Engelbrecht, Ph.D. is the founder of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse in Quezon City.

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Research Scientist

Rosaura Gonzalez-Mendez, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Associate Professor at the Universidad de La Laguna, Spain.

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Research Scientist

Kathryn Howell, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis.

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Research Scientist

Esther N.K. Malm, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, at Murray State University.

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Research Scientist

Susana Mariscal, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Indiana University.

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Research Scientist

Fei Pei, Ph.D., MSW is a tenure-track assistant professor of social work in the Falk College, Syracuse University.

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Research Scientist

Heather Storer, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Kent School of Social Work at the Kent School of Social Work and Family Science.

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Research Scientist

Gitika Talwar, Ph.D. is a community-clinical psychologist and advocate for bipartisan immigration reform

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Research Scientist

Elizabeth Terrazas-Carrillo, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Texas A&M International University and a Texas Licensed Psychologist.

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Research Scientist

Xiafei Wang, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Syracuse University.

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Research Scientist

Michelle Wright, Ph.D. (she/her) is an international expert on offline and online risks among children and adolescents. She is employed as an online adjunct instructor at Penn State University and DePaul University.

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Research Scientist

Susan Yoon, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University.

LIFE PATHS RESEARCH CENTER INTERNS

Xiaodi Chen, ’22
Elizabeth Erker, University of Denver
Elizabeth de Wetter, ’22
Lynnaya Hamby, Hendrix College
Geoffrey Hervey, Vanderbilt University
Jenna Land, ’20
Nick Manco, ’20
Catherine Marine, ’21
Katherine Montgomery, ’22
Sergio Rodriguez, ’22