Molly Fennig

  • 2019 Summer Intern

Molly Fennig is a rising senior at Swarthmore College, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Spanish and English.  As a researcher she has worked on publications addressing risk factors and optimal treatment for strokes and how high school start times affect student health. Molly has also assisted on EEG studies to detect the effect of linguistics and attitudes towards mental illness, survey studies on student wellbeing, and individual research about weight assessment and mental illness. Hoping to become a clinical psychologist, her interest in public health and the GMHP program stems from a desire to help those struggling from mental illness, both one-on-one as a clinician and more broadly through policy.

During her internship, Molly worked with Dr. Jennifer Mootz on qualitative research on intimate partner violence and alcohol in Uganda, especially focusing on effective treatments to address both simultaneously. Molly helped code interviews in Dedoose using Grounded Theory by creating and applying codes as well as checking for interrater reliability. In addition to assisting with data analysis, Molly also completed an extensive literature review that she used to help write the manuscript.

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