Jennifer Mootz, PhD

Dr. Jennifer Mootz earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University in 2015. A licensed psychologist, she completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship with the Southwest Consortium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her research interests concern pathways between gender-based violence and armed conflict in sub-Saharan Africa, mental health outcomes of the same, and behavioral interventions that target indirect pathways. Funded by the Fogarty International Center and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease at National Institutes of Health, she was a former Postdoctoral Fellow with the Global Health Equity Scholars Program at the Yale School of Public Health. During this fellowship, she lived in Uganda to complete a mixed methods project regarding prevalence, risk factors, and mental health outcomes of intimate partner violence in conflict-affected communities in Northeastern Uganda. Jennifer was honored to receive two awards from APA Divisions of Counseling Psychology (International Section) and International Psychology for her research in Uganda and be identified as one of 35 psychologists globally for the Emerging Psychologist Program at the International Congress of Psychology 2016. Jennifer is now a T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Mental Health at Columbia University.

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