Dr. Rebeccah Sokol is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. As a behavioral scientist, she applies a developmental lens and public health framework to examine youth exposure to trauma and trauma prevention at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Dr. Sokol is involved in identifying etiologic factors that could lead to promising strategies for the prevention of youth firearm violence. She has supported the development of the FACTS National Survey, a nationally representative survey of parents and their teens regarding firearm-related behaviors and risk and protective factors for injury and violence. More recently, she has explored text mining of administrative records as a means to identify families at risk for experiencing firearm violence. An overarching goal of Dr. Sokol’s work is to apply findings from violence prevention research, developmental science, and machine learning to prevent early trauma exposure and foster positive youth health outcomes after trauma experiences.
Dr. Sokol's Firearm-Related Work
Media Mention: Shooters getting younger: Record number of juveniles charged with gun-related murder
Media Mention: Gun deaths among children and teens have soared – but there are ways to reverse the trend
Unlocked and loaded: How most gun-owning households with teens store firearms
U-M Researchers Respond to School Shooting in Ulvade, Texas