Danielle Wolk

  • 2019 Summer Intern

Danielle Wolk is a rising senior at Northwestern University majoring in Neuroscience with minors in Global Health Studies and Psychology. She is passionate about mental health and has spent the past two years working in Northwestern’s Affective and Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory researching the neural mechanisms behind reward pathways in mood disorders. Additionally, Danielle spent one summer volunteering in the acute psychosis division at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

As an intern in the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University, Danielle worked with Dr. Sabrina Hermosilla on two literature reviews: examining the universality of PTSD symptom structure and investigating clinicians’ attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors which influence their prescription of psychotropic medication. In this process, Danielle screened over 3,200 titles, 400 abstracts, and 200 full articles to include in the literature reviews. In addition, she created two data extraction tools in order to streamline obtaining information from selected articles. Upon graduation, Danielle intends to pursue a career in psychiatry and is excited to integrate her experiences from the Global Mental Health Program into her future endeavors.

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