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Dr. Danielle Berke Awarded Two Grants from National Institutes of Health

Dr. Danielle Berke was awarded two grants from the National Institutes of Health.  

She was awarded a 2-yr NIMHD-sponsored R21 grant for the project "Empowerment Self-Defense Training for the Prevention of Victimization of Transgender Women." This project will develop and refine a tailored Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) violence prevention training for diverse transgender women and assess its preliminary feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy in a pilot trial conducted in partnership with the the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of New York (The Center).

She was also awarded a 4-yr NIGMS-sponsored SC3 grant for the project "Trajectories of Adaptation to Traumatic Stress in a Vulnerable Population." This project will systematically examine the unique and interacting influences of traumatic stress and chronic minority stress on PTSD risk and resilience trajectories among transgender and gender diverse trauma survivors living in New York City. The study will use a longitudinal multi-method design including clinical interviews, daily diary surveys, and assessments of psychobiological stress response.  

Submitted on: OCT 8, 2020

Category: Psychology