Cornely Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2015
Dr. Jocelyn R. Smith, LGMFT is the new Paul B. Cornely Postdoctoral Scholar in the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health (CRECH). Jocelyn completed her graduate training at the University of Maryland College Park’s School of Public Health where she received both her Ph.D. in Family Science and her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy. She graduated summa cum laude and salutatorian from Hampton University where she completed her undergraduate training in psychology and was an undergraduate fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health Career Opportunities in Research program. Jocelyn’s research interests examine trauma, violence, and loss among boys and men of color. Her dissertation research explored the complex experience of homicide survivorship among marginalized young Black men in Baltimore by specifically examining how losing peers to community violence shaped the mental, behavioral, and relational health of young, Black men as well as their transitions to adulthood. Jocelyn also has an enduring interest in the critical contributions of fathers to the health and well-being of their sons. While at CRECH, Jocelyn is excited to investigate the intersections of these two areas of inquiry toward the development of a trauma-informed program of research that promotes health, healing, and success in the lives of Black boys and men.
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