Morgan Silverman

  • 2018 Summer Intern
  • 2019 Summer Intern

Morgan Silverman is a student at Dickinson College majoring in Psychology with a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and a certificate in Health Studies. Her interest in mental health began in high school when she worked at a summer camp for kids with autism and other developmental disabilities. Morgan’s passion for studying mental and neurological disorders grew when she entered college where she took several courses in psychology and neuropsychology. Her long term goal is to become a neuropsychologist focusing on improving the effectiveness and accessibility of mental health services both in the United States and in global settings.

Morgan worked as an intern with the GMHP for two summers: 2018 and 2019. For her first summer, Morgan worked with Dr. Reuben Robbins and his team to support development of a NeuroScreen tablet application to assess neurocognitive impairment (NCI) among perinatally-infected HIV+ youth in South Africa. During her second summer, she continued to work on the app after its completion by inputting data on normative scores for different age groups on the various assessment tools that are used on the app. She also conducted a literature review on the biopsychosocial determinants of NCI associated with HIV and helped to create training modules for the NeuroScreen that will be used to train individuals who will administer the app to participants. Additionally, during her second summer Morgan worked on a second project with Dr. Kathy Pike and a dental student, Brittany Davis, to conduct a systematic review on the topic of oral health and eating disorders.

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