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Improving PTSD Outcomes for Children Globally

Elina Paul

August 22, 2018

Elina Paul is pursuing a Health Management and Policy MPH degree at Dornsife School of Public Health, with a focus in Health Policy. "I am very interested in health policy, especially involving infectious diseases and vaccines. I hope to one day work on a policy team and make a difference nationally and globally," said Paul.

She has been a student worker with the Dornsife team since November 2017. "Dornsife has been amazing to me as both an employee and as a student. My favorite part of Dornsife is that everyone here is so welcoming and willing to help me succeed in my career," said Paul.

When not on campus, she interns at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) on their Center for Injury Prevention Research team. She is working on a project called PACT/R which is an international collaboration that archives and organizes previously collected prospective data on PTSD, risk, and protective factors in children following injuries and other acute traumatic events — across multiple studies and countries. By making data available to researchers around the world, the PACT/R Archive will have a continuing impact on child trauma research and treatment.

In her spare time, Elina likes to go to the gym, explore Philadelphia, and spend time with her new graduate school friends.