Graduate Research Assistant
Bethany Wood (she/her/hers) is a doctoral student at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Her research focuses on income inequality, generational poverty, and intergenerational mental health interventions. Bethany received advanced quantitative training, such as structural equation modelling and Bayesian methodology, and earned a certificate in applied statistical modeling. Her clinical experience includes working with a wide range of populations such as domestic violence survivors, young adults on the autism spectrum, and youth with high suicidality. She also managed Cyber-Seniors, a program for older adults in Salt Lake City, and served as the principal investigator for the Utah Cyber-Seniors study. With the combination of her research, practice, and life experiences, Bethany recognizes the need for research that addresses structural inequalities and poverty, especially among marginalized populations. She is committed to conducting meaningful research that will positively impact communities through intervention and policy efforts.
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