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The health dangers don’t stop with a hurricane’s churning. They can get worse.

By William Wan ,Lena H. Sun and Carolyn Y. Johnson September 17 In coming weeks, long after Hurricane Florence’s winds and rains have faded, its aftermath will still pose life-threatening hazards: snakes, submerged sharp objects, bacterial infections and disease-carrying mosquitoes. People are trapped by floodwaters and facing dwindling supplies of medicines, food and drinking water. […]

Kirsten Christensen

Graduate Student Kirsten is a third year Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program at UMass Boston. She is originally from East Brunswick, NJ and she received her B.A. in psychology from The College of New Jersey. Kirsten is a recent recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and her research interests involve […]

Matt Hagler

Graduate Student Matt is a 4th year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at UMass Boston. He graduated from Sewanee, the University of the South, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with undergraduate degrees in psychology and English literature. Before starting graduate school, he spent a year living in Muğla, Turkey on a Fulbright student […]

Samantha Burton

Graduate Student Sam is a 5th year graduate student at UMass Boston’s Clinical Psychology PhD program. She is originally from Longmeadow, MA and attended the University of Chicago for her undergraduate degree in psychology. Her research interests include mentoring relationship terminations and outcomes, as well as the impact of discrimination in mentoring relationships. Her clinical […]

Cyanea Poon

Graduate Student Cyanea is a 1st-year graduate student at UMass Boston’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she graduated with a BA in psychology from Wheaton College in 2016. While there, she also earned a certificate in Human Needs and Global Resources for her research with trauma-exposed youths in Chiang Mai, […]

Justin Preston

Graduate Student Justin is a 2nd year graduate student at UMass Boston’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. Hailing from Ada, Ohio, he completed his undergraduate studies at Connecticut College with a degree in Psychology. Later, he received his Master’s in Human Development and Social Intervention from New York University’s Steinhardt School in New York City. Justin’s […]

Rachel Rubin

Graduate Student Rachel is a 4th year graduate student in UMass Boston’s Clinical Psychology PhD program. She is originally from the suburbs of Cleveland, OH and attended Tufts University for both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Child Development as well as her Master’s degree in Child Study & Human Development. Her research is focused […]