Past Trainees

Past Postdoctoral Fellows

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Leigh Rauk, PhD

Past Postdoctoral Research Fellow

As a Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) and an Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention Postdoctoral Fellow in 2021-22, Dr. Rauk studied firearm outcomes among youth in school settings, with a particular focus on preventative school safety policies. She is a Community Psychologist with a background in participatory action research methodologies. She earned her Ph.D. in Community Psychology from the University of Miami. She is passionate about using research to inform our understanding of the intersection of schooling and firearm safety. As a community psychologist and community-engaged scholar, she has experience building collaborative relationships with community members and stakeholders, specifically young people who are deeply impacted by the issue, to inform and generate actionable research. She is now an Evaluation Associate with Collaborators Consulting Group.

Past Interns

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Alyssa Donovan

Past Research Assistant

Ms. Donovan was an undergraduate student in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan when she conducted policy research on the influence of politics and legislation on U.S. gun violence and in comparison to other nations. Ms. Donovan worked on Turn up the Turnout, advised by Edie Goldenberg, and gave Dinners for Democracy to help inform students on the importance of voting in relation to firearm injury prevention.

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Avery Moje

Past Research Assistant

Ms. Moje was a graduate student in the Masters of Public Health Behavior and Health Education program at the University of Michigan when she worked as a Research Assistant with the Family Safety Net Project, which seeks to increase the safety of youth in Northwest Alaska by providing information and resources to support families in storing firearms safely. She assisted the Family Safety Net team in cleaning and analyzing survey data, writing reports and publications for the project’s stakeholders, and developing various materials for Family Safety Net’s community partners.