Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
As part of the overall mission, GROW offers research assistant and scholarship opportunities for postgraduate and graduate students. We are fortunate to work with a group of excellent trainees who contribute richly to the overall mission of the program.
- Azza Hussein is a second-year master’s student at the University of New Haven where she is earning a degree in Community Psychology with a concentration in Research and Evaluation. She is a graduate research assistant for the Community Psychology program, and a Youth Leadership Coordinator at IRIS, where she works to empower and support adolescent refugee girls by engaging in activities that center around self and community advocacy. Azza is also working as an intern with Dr. Crusto and Dr. Childs to help support the development and evaluation of the GROW curriculum.
Postgraduate AssociateMacarena Kruger is a Postgraduate Associate in the Division of Quality and Innovation (DQI) at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital (YNHPH). Additionally, Macarena is a volunteer consultant for the mental health team at Peru Sin Brechas, a Peruvian non-governmental organization. She earned a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude with honors in Applied Psychology) at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Across her roles at the DQI, Macarena assists in the design and implementation of evidence-based projects on quality improvement, patient experience, measurement-based care (MBC), and health technology. Macarena also participates in the MBC System-level Implementation Steering Committee, in which she has been developing MBC-related training materials and resources for providers across delivery networks. Furthermore, she conducts comprehensive literature reviews, IRB requests, and data cleaning and analysis. Macarena is interested in gaining experience in the clinical field as well as both in quantitative and qualitative research in preparation for her application to a PhD. program in clinical psychology. She aims to continue expanding her research skills on evidence-based mental health services in order to support multicultural and bilingual youth in the near future.
- Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
- Research Assistant, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, B.S.
Interested in joining our team?
Please reach out to Amber Childs for more information about currently available opportunities. In addition to formal positions, such as the GROW Research Assistant, the GROW program is open to collaborations with interested trainees that are in alignment with GROW’s strategic goals.