Briyanna Philip

  • 2022 Summer Intern

Briyanna Philip (she/her/hers) is a student at Spelman College, majoring in Psychology. This summer, Briyanna was mentored by Dr. Rachel Presskreischer. Briyanna explored the factors that impact one’s accessibility to eating disorder treatment in Africa and the Caribbean. The lack of research done in Africa and in the Caribbean sparked Briyanna’s interest and it inspired her to do global mental health research in the future. In the fall, Briyanna will continue working on her thesis on mental health stigma and racial identity among Black college women. Briyanna will also serve as Spelman’s Psychology Club President. After graduating, Briyanna hopes to obtain her MPH, and then go on to get a PhD in Clinical Psychology. The Columbia University Global Mental Health Programs Summer Internship introduced Briyanna to the opportunity to do mental health work abroad which she is grateful for.

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