Lab Alumni

Many thanks to our prior research team members who have helped advance Mind-Body Trauma Care research. You all have directly influenced where the lab is today. 

Learn about our lab alumni's contributions:

2024

Jessica Nowacki | Undergraduate / Affiliate Graduate Research Assistant—University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Presentations

†Zheng, L., †Murphy, A., Zewdie, B., Song, W., Tichá, R., Abery, B., Asplund, A. L., Sundstrom, M. J., Nowacki, J., Sauer, H., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2021, August 12-14). Leisure participation, social activities, and wellbeing of adults with autism spectrum disorder [Virtual conference session]. American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA, United States.

Nowacki, J., Fogarty, A., Barta, R., Snustad, L., Katras, M. J., Floerke, S., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2020, December 11-13). Evaluation of a DWI treatment court’s restorative justice-based, trauma-sensitive yoga program [Virtual poster session]. International Council of Psychologists, Cancún, Mexico.

Funding

Nowacki, J. (2020). Trauma-sensitive yoga and driving while intoxicated treatment court. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, University of Minnesota, Duluth, $1,670.

Colleen Jender | Undergraduate / Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant

Presentations

Dietrich, K., Smith, J., Wheeler, B., Tola, A., Jender, C., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2022, October 17-19). Compassion fatigue and coping in trauma-sensitive yoga facilitators [Poster session]. International Association of Yoga Therapists’ Symposium on Yoga Research, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA, United States. 

Dietrich, K. M.. Strumbel, N. M., Niklas, V. T., Jender, C. P., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2023, August 3-5). One-on-one trauma-sensitive yoga and psychotherapy around the globe [Conference session]. American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, United States.

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Smith, J., Wheeler, B., Tola, A., & Jender, C. (2022, April). Trauma center trauma-sensitive yoga across different countries, cultures, and contexts [Invited presentation]. Conference on Trauma and Embodiment, United States.

Acknowledgements

Zheng, L. (2022, May). Children receiving services at a community child advocacy center: A mixed-method examination of early maladaptive schemas and coping responses [Thesis]. Master of Arts in Psychological Science, Counseling/Clinical Track, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, United States. https://hdl.handle.net/11299/227744

2023

Xiaofan Lei | Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow

Dissertation 

Lei, X. (2023). How is social anxiety maintained among adults who stutter: An ecological momentary assessment. PhD, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.

Presentations

Lei, X., Sasisekaran, J., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2022, November 17-19). Bidirectional relationship between the use of speech techniques and stuttering severity: A dynamic modeling approach [Conference session]. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA, United States.

Lei, X., Sasisekaran, J., Smith, J., Gooch, K., St. Marie, M., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2022, August 4-6). Stuttering severity and social anxiety in daily interactions: An ecological momentary assessment [Poster session]. American Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN, United States.

Lei, X., Sasiskaran, J., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2022, May 27-29). Variability of stuttering severity and emotion in daily life: An ecological momentary assessment [Poster session]. Joint World Congress on Stuttering and Cluttering, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Funding

Lei, X. (2021-2022). Momentary changes in stuttering rates and emotional states: An experience sampling methodological assessment of adults who stutter. Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (Life Course Center), University of Minnesota, $25,000.

Lei, X. (2021). Stuttering and emotion in daily life. National Stuttering Association Research Award, $5,000. 

Lei, X. (2020). Fluency fluctuation and mood among adults who stutter. Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Summer Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, $3,000.

Joseph Davidson | Graduate Research Assistant

Thesis 

Davidson, J. G. (2023). Integration of dialectical behavior therapy and trauma center trauma-sensitive yoga: Expert opinion through delphi method. MA, Psychological Science, Clinical Counseling. https://hdl.handle.net/11299/254558 

Presentations

Lee, E. K., Goswami, S., Dietrich, K. D., Zheng, L., Davidson, J. G., Nguyen, N. H. P., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2023, May 25-28). Cross-cultural comparisons of emotional abuse perceptions in Vietnam, India, and the United States [Conference session]. Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC, United States.

Zheng, L., Dietrich, K. M., Roiger, B., Lee, E. K., Hartwig, E., Davidson, J. G., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2022, August 4-6). Perceptions of emotional abuse severity among survivors of gender-based violence [Conference session]. American Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN, United States.

Xinran Wang | Affiliate Graduate Research Assistant—Vanderbilt University

Funding

Trauma-informed weight lifting with an adolescent intensive group home. (2022–2023). Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation, $15,000. Community Partners: Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute; Growing Responsible Independent People (GRIP) Program, Lowell, MA. Role: Graduate Research Assistant.

Trauma-informed weight lifting with a therapeutic residential school. (2022–2023). Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation, $10,000. Community Partners: Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute; Pelham Academy, Lexington, MA. Role: Graduate Research Assistant.

Liz Spruill | Affiliate Graduate Research Assistant—Simmons University

Completed Internship

Center for Trauma and Embodiment, Justice Resource Institute, Needham, Massachusetts

Funding

Trauma center trauma-sensitive yoga with Native American and Canadian First Nations training partnership. (2021–2022). Lookout Foundation, Inc./GMA Foundations, $26,350. (Bridge funding: $19,000; Total: $45,350). Role: Graduate Research Assistant.

Brenisen Wheeler | Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant

Presentations

Dietrich, K., Smith, J., Wheeler, B., Tola, A., Jender, C., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2022, October 17-19). Compassion fatigue and coping in trauma-sensitive yoga facilitators [Poster session]. International Association of Yoga Therapists’ Symposium on Yoga Research, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA, United States. 

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Smith, J., Wheeler, B., Tola, A., & Jender, C. (2022, April). Trauma center trauma-sensitive yoga across different countries, cultures, and contexts [Invited presentation]. Conference on Trauma and Embodiment, United States.

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Smith, J., Wheeler, B., & Tola, A. (2021, October). Trauma center trauma-sensitive yoga facilitators: Compassion fatigue and coping. Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute, United States. [Invited presentation].

Wheeler, B., Frazier, P. A., Tebbe, E., Lust, K., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2020, August 6-9). Examining multiple-marginalized identities, mental health, and help-seeking in college students [Poster session]. American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, United States.

Funding

Wheeler, B. (2018). Mental health at the intersection of race, gender, and sexual orientation among college students [Poster session, University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Symposium]. Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, $4,500. 

Diana Santullano | Graduate Research / Postdoctoral Research Affiliate—Wright State University

Presentations

Willhite, R., Santullano, D., Lee, E., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2021, November 16). Yoga and components of dialectical behavioral therapy [Oral presentation]. University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Symposium, Duluth, MN, United States.

Lexi Asplund | Undergraduate Research Assistant / Lab Manager

Articles

Sundstrom, M. J., Asplund, A. L., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (forthcoming). Evaluation of online adaptive yoga for psychological well-being in adults with disabilities. Rehabilitation Psychology (APA Journal).

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Shrestha, P., Kafle, N., Asplund, A., Lotzin, A., Zhou, X., & Wamser-Nanney, R. (2022). COVID-related posttraumatic stress and adjustment disorder symptoms in a sample of Nepali adults. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health (Journal of the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health), 34(6-7), 684-691. https://doi.org/10.1177/10105395221112833

Frazier, P. A., Liu, Y., Asplund, A., Meredith, L., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2021). US college student mental health and COVID-19: Comparing pre-pandemic and pandemic timepoints. Journal of American College Health (American College Health Association Journal). Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2021.1987247 

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Asplund, A., Frazier, P. A., & Misono, S. (2021). Association between communicative participation and psychosocial factors in patients with voice disorders. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery (Journal of the American Medical Association), 147(3), 245-252. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2020.4956 

Sundstrom, M., Asplund, A., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2020, November 13). Trauma, disability, and physical activity: A call for trauma-sensitive adaptive yoga and wellbeing programs. Trauma Psychology News (APA Publication, Division 56), 15(3), 10-13. https://traumapsychnews.com/2020/11/trauma-disability-and-physical-activity-a-call-for-trauma-sensitive-adaptive-yoga-and-wellbeing-programs/ (Feature article)

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Sundstrom, M., Asplund, A., & Hodgdon, H. (2020, March 15). Bringing attention to childhood emotional abuse in psychotherapy with adults. Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29). https://societyforpsychotherapy.org/bringing-attention-to-childhood-emotional-abuse-in-psychotherapy-with-adults/ (Feature article)

Presentations

Asplund, A. L., Sundstrom, M. J., Hanna, M., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2021, August 12-14). Social and communicative participation among persons with disabilities in adaptive yoga and sports [Virtual conference session]. American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA, United States.

Zheng, L., Murphy, A., Zewdie, B., Song, W., Tichá, R., Abery, B., Asplund, A. L., Sundstrom, M. J., Nowacki, J., Sauer, H., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2021, August 12-14). Leisure participation, social activities, and wellbeing of adults with autism spectrum disorder [Virtual conference session]. American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA, United States.

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Zhou, X., Wamser-Nanney, R., Lotzin, A., Asplund, A. L., Moore, J., Sundstrom, M. J., & Machado da Silva, I. (2021, June 17-19). Prevalence of COVID-related stressors, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and adjustment disorder symptoms in a representative United States sample [Conference session]. European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. (European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12[S2], 33-34. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2021.1940588)

Frazier, P. A., Meredith, L. N., Liu, Y., Asplund, A. L., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2021, March 25-26). Control what you can: An online stress management program for students [Conference session]. Academic Resilience Consortium.

Zheng, L., Zewdie, B., Asplund, A., Sundstrom, M., Hodgdon, H., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2020, December 11-13). Prospective study on childhood emotional abuse, physical health, and resilience [Virtual poster session]. International Council of Psychologists, Cancún, Mexico.

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Asplund, A., Frazier, P. A., & Misono, S. (2020, August 14-16). Communicative participation and psychological factors in patients with benign voice disorders [Virtual conference session]. Pan American Vocology Association, Minneapolis, MN, United States.

Funding

Asplund, A. L. (2021). Physiological responses among a case study participant interacting with a human therapist vs. humanoid robot [Poster session, University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Symposium]. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, University of Minnesota, Duluth, $1,800.

Asplund, A. L. (2020). Comparing volunteer and client assessments of social belongingness and wellbeing in adaptive sports programs [Poster session, University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Symposium]. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, University of Minnesota, Duluth, $1,800.

Megan Sundstrom | Graduate Research Assistant

Thesis 

Sundstrom, M. J. (2021). The effects of adaptive yoga and sports programs on psychological wellbeing in individuals with disabilities. MA, Psychological Science, Clinical Counseling. https://hdl.handle.net/11299/221950 

Articles

Sundstrom, M. J., Asplund, A. L., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (forthcoming). Evaluation of online adaptive yoga for psychological well-being in adults with disabilities. Rehabilitation Psychology (APA Journal).

Sundstrom, M., Asplund, A., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2020, November 13). Trauma, disability, and physical activity: A call for trauma-sensitive adaptive yoga and wellbeing programs. Trauma Psychology News (APA Publication, Division 56), 15(3), 10-13. https://traumapsychnews.com/2020/11/trauma-disability-and-physical-activity-a-call-for-trauma-sensitive-adaptive-yoga-and-wellbeing-programs/ (Feature article)

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Sundstrom, M., Asplund, A., & Hodgdon, H. (2020, March 15). Bringing attention to childhood emotional abuse in psychotherapy with adults. Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29). https://societyforpsychotherapy.org/bringing-attention-to-childhood-emotional-abuse-in-psychotherapy-with-adults/ (Feature article)

Presentations

Asplund, A. L., Sundstrom, M. J., Hanna, M., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2021, August 12-14). Social and communicative participation among persons with disabilities in adaptive yoga and sports [Virtual conference session]. American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA, United States.

Zheng, L., Murphy, A., Zewdie, B., Song, W., Tichá, R., Abery, B., Asplund, A. L., Sundstrom, M. J., Nowacki, J., Sauer, H., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2021, August 12-14). Leisure participation, social activities, and wellbeing of adults with autism spectrum disorder [Virtual conference session]. American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA, United States.

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Zhou, X., Wamser-Nanney, R., Lotzin, A., Asplund, A. L., Moore, J., Sundstrom, M. J., & Machado da Silva, I. (2021, June 17-19). Prevalence of COVID-related stressors, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and adjustment disorder symptoms in a representative United States sample [Conference session]. European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. (European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12[S2], 33-34. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2021.1940588)

Zheng, L., Zewdie, B., Asplund, A., Sundstrom, M., Hodgdon, H., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2020, December 11-13). Prospective study on childhood emotional abuse, physical health, and resilience [Virtual poster session]. International Council of Psychologists, Cancún, Mexico.

Shire, H., McKnight, K., Sundstrom, M., Shrestha, B., Ferguson, G., Shrestha, P. N., Batayeh, B., Bergenfield, I., Clark, C. J., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2020, May 21-24). Intimate partner violence, marriage characteristics, and psychological well-being among women in Nepal [Poster session canceled]. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL, United States.

Funding

Sundstrom, M. J. (2020). Microlongitudinal data analysis of an ecological momentary stress management intervention. Graduate Student Summer Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Duluth, $4,000.

Ngan Nguyen | Affiliate Research Assistant—Fulbright University Vietnam

Presentations

Lee, E. K., Goswami, S., Dietrich, K. D., Zheng, L., Davidson, J. G., Nguyen, N. H. P., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2023, May 25-28). Cross-cultural comparisons of emotional abuse perceptions in Vietnam, India, and the United States [Conference session]. Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC, United States.

2022

Alexis Tola | Affiliate Graduate Research Assistant—Nova Southeastern University

Presentations

Dietrich, K., Smith, J., Wheeler, B., Tola, A., Jender, C., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2022, October 17-19). Compassion fatigue and coping in trauma-sensitive yoga facilitators [Poster session]. International Association of Yoga Therapists’ Symposium on Yoga Research, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA, United States.

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Smith, J., Wheeler, B., Tola, A., & Jender, C. (2022, April). Trauma center trauma-sensitive yoga across different countries, cultures, and contexts [Invited presentation]. Conference on Trauma and Embodiment, United States.

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Smith, J., Wheeler, B., & Tola, A. (2021, October). Trauma center trauma-sensitive yoga facilitators: Compassion fatigue and coping. Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute, United States. [Invited presentation].

Acknowledgements

Navigating vicarious trauma in various spheres of our lives. (2022, July). Women’s Advocates, St. Paul, MN, United States. [Invited presentation].

Muna Bishar | McNair Scholar—University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Funding

Bishar, M. (2021). Perceptions of childhood emotional abuse among psychologists, students, and the general public [Oral presentation, McNair Scholars Annual Poster Symposium] [Poster session, University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Symposium]. McNair Scholarship, TRIO, $3,500.

Examining emotional abuse perceptions across community members, mental health professionals, and students (2020-2021). University of Minnesota, Duluth, Chancellor’s Small Grant for Research, $2,956. Role: Research Assistant.

Bruktawit Zewdie | McNair Scholar—University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Presentations

Zheng, L., Murphy, A., Zewdie, B., Song, W., Tichá, R., Abery, B., Asplund, A. L., Sundstrom, M. J., Nowacki, J., Sauer, H., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2021, August 12-14). Leisure participation, social activities, and wellbeing of adults with autism spectrum disorder [Virtual conference session]. American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA, United States.

Zewdie, B., †Zheng, L., Asplund, A., Sundstrom, M., Hodgdon, H., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2020, December 11-13). Prospective study on childhood emotional abuse, physical health, and resilience [Virtual poster session]. International Council of Psychologists, Cancún, Mexico.

† = co-presenters

Funding

Zewdie, B. (2020). Prospective study on childhood emotional abuse and health outcomes [Oral presentation, McNair Scholars Annual Poster Symposium]. McNair Scholarship, TRIO, $3,500.

Ecological momentary assessment of leisure activity participation among adults with autism spectrum disorder (2020-2021). University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, College of Education and Development, Jump Start Grant, $25,000. (Institute on Community Integration 100% match: $25,000; Total: $50,000). Role: Research Interviewer.

Datasets

Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, United States.

Angela Murphy | Undergraduate / Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant

Presentations

Murphy, A., †Zheng, L., Zewdie, B., Song, W., Tichá, R., Abery, B., Asplund, A. L., Sundstrom, M. J., Nowacki, J., Sauer, H., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2021, August 12-14). Leisure participation, social activities, and wellbeing of adults with autism spectrum disorder [Virtual conference session]. American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA, United States.

† = co-presenters

Funding

Murphy, A. (2022). Perceptions of abusive and positive graduate research lab experiences on research productivity. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, University of Minnesota, Duluth, $1,800.

Murphy, A. (2021). Leisure participation, wellbeing, and trauma among adults with autism: An ecological momentary assessment. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, University of Minnesota, Duluth, $1,800.

Acknowledgements

Zheng, L. (2022, May). Children receiving services at a community child advocacy center: A mixed-method examination of early maladaptive schemas and coping responses [Thesis]. Master of Arts in Psychological Science, Counseling/Clinical Track, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, United States. https://hdl.handle.net/11299/227744

Emma Hartwig | Undergraduate / Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant

Presentations

Zheng, L., Dietrich, K. M., Roiger, B., Lee, E. K., Hartwig, E., Davidson, J., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2022, August 4-6). Perceptions of emotional abuse severity among survivors of gender-based violence [Conference session]. American Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN, United States.

Funding

Examining emotional abuse perceptions across community members, mental health professionals, and students. (2020–2021). University of Minnesota, Duluth, Chancellor’s Small Grant for Research, $2,956. PI: V. N. Nguyen-Feng. Role: Research Assistant.

Acknowledgements

Perceptions of childhood emotional abuse among psychologists, students, and the general public. (2021, August 5). Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States.

Katie Gooch | Undergraduate Research Assistant

Presentations

Lei, X., Sasiskaran, J., Smith, J., Gooch, K., St. Marie, M., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2022, August 4-6). Stuttering severity and social anxiety in daily interactions: An ecological momentary assessment [Poster session]. American Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN, United States.

Funding

Ecological momentary assessment of leisure activity participation among adults with autism spectrum disorder (2020-2021). University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, College of Education and Development, Jump Start Grant, $25,000. (Institute on Community Integration 100% match: $25,000; Total: $50,000). Role: Research Assistant.

Acknowledgements

Zheng, L. (2022, May). Children receiving services at a community child advocacy center: A mixed-method examination of early maladaptive schemas and coping responses [Thesis]. Master of Arts in Psychological Science, Counseling/Clinical Track, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, United States. https://hdl.handle.net/11299/227744

Datasets

Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, United States.

2021

Megan Lindemann | Affiliate Graduate Research Assistant—University of St. Thomas

Manuscripts

Silverberg, R., Lindemann, M., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. Trauma-sensitive yoga peer support groups for survivors of sexual violence: A feasibility study and qualitative examination. 

Carmen Kaelke | Undergraduate / Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant

Presentations

Smith, J., Wheeler, B., Kaelke, C., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2021, August 5). Trauma-sensitive yoga facilitators' coping and compassion fatigue. [Poster session]. University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN, United States.

Funding

Examining emotional abuse perceptions across community members, mental health professionals, and students. (2020–2021). University of Minnesota, Duluth, Chancellor’s Small Grant for Research, $2,956. PI: V. N. Nguyen-Feng. Role: Research Assistant.

Acknowledgements

Trauma center trauma-sensitive yoga across different countries, cultures, and contexts. (2022, April). Conference on Trauma and Embodiment, United States.

Trauma center trauma-sensitive yoga facilitators: Compassion fatigue and coping. (2021, October). Center for Trauma and Embodiment, Needham, MA, United States.

Brandon Roiger | Postgraduate Research Assistant

Zheng, L., Dietrich, K. M., Roiger, B., Lee, E. K., Hartwig, E., Davidson, J., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2022, August 4-6). Perceptions of emotional abuse severity among survivors of gender-based violence [Conference session]. American Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN, United States.

Funding

Examining emotional abuse perceptions across community members, mental health professionals, and students. (2020–2021). University of Minnesota, Duluth, Chancellor’s Small Grant for Research, $2,956. PI: V. N. Nguyen-Feng. Role: Research Assistant.

Acknowledgements

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Zheng, L., Reich, C. R., & Dahl, C. Perceived severity of emotional, sexual, and physical abuse: Comparisons across psychologists, students, and community members. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy (APA Journal, Division 56). https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0001505 [Preregistration: https://osf.io/7rkez; Preprint: https://psyarxiv.com/tpwr7/

Perceptions of childhood emotional abuse among psychologists, students, and the general public. (2021, August 5). Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States.

Jacob Moore | Undergraduate Research Assistant

Presentations

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Zhou, X., Wamser-Nanney, R., Lotzin, A., Asplund, A., Moore, J., Sundstrom, M., & Machado da Silva, I. (2021, June 17-19). Prevalence of COVID-related stressors, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and adjustment disorder symptoms in a representative United States sample [Conference session]. European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Funding

Moore, J. (2020). Study on therapists’ perceptions of emotional abuse. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, University of Minnesota, Duluth, $1,800. https://ugresearch.umn.edu/symposium/fall2020presenters/Jacob-Moore

Examining emotional abuse perceptions across community members, mental health professionals, and students. (2020–2021). University of Minnesota, Duluth, Chancellor’s Small Grant for Research, $2,956. PI: V. N. Nguyen-Feng. Role: Research Assistant.

Acknowledgements

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Zheng, L., Reich, C. R., & Dahl, C. Perceived severity of emotional, sexual, and physical abuse: Comparisons across psychologists, students, and community members. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy (APA Journal, Division 56). https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0001505 [Preregistration: https://osf.io/7rkez; Preprint: https://psyarxiv.com/tpwr7/

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Shrestha, P., Kafle, N., Asplund, A., Lotzin, A., Zhou, X., & Wamser-Nanney, R. (2022). COVID-related posttraumatic stress and adjustment disorder symptoms in a sample of Nepali adults. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health (Journal of the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health), 34(6-7), 684-691. https://doi.org/10.1177/10105395221112833

Perceptions of childhood emotional abuse among psychologists, students, and the general public. (2021, August 5). Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States.

Hailey Sauer | Affiliate Research Assistant—College of St. Scholastica

Presentations

Zheng, L., Murphy, A., Zewdie, B., Song, W., Tichá, R., Abery, B., Asplund, A., Sundstrom, M., Nowacki, J., Sauer, H., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2021, August 12-14). Leisure participation, social activities, and wellbeing of adults with autism spectrum disorder [Virtual conference session]. American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA, United States.

Funding

Ecological momentary assessment of leisure activity participation among adults with autism spectrum disorder (2020-2021). University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, College of Education and Development, Jump Start Grant, $25,000. (Institute on Community Integration 100% match: $25,000; Total: $50,000). Role: Research Interviewer.

2020

Kelly McKnight | GAGE (Grant for Advancement of Graduate Education) Research Scholar

Manuscripts

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., McKnight, K., Shire, H., Shrestha, B., Ferguson, G., Shrestha, P. N., Batayeh, B., Bergenfeld, I., & Clark, C. J. Adverse childhood experiences and psychological, sexual, and physical forms of intimate partner violence in Nepal. 

Presentations

Shire, H., McKnight, K., Sundstrom, M., Shrestha, B., Ferguson, G., Shrestha, P. N., Batayeh, B., Bergenfield, I., Clark, C. J., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2020, May 21-24). Intimate partner violence, marriage characteristics, and psychological well-being among women in Nepal [Poster session canceled]. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL, United States.

Hannaan Shire | Affiliate Research Assistant—University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Senior Thesis

Shire, H. (2020). The association among experiences of violence and marriage characteristics in Nepali women [Senior Capstone Project]. Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Presentations

Shire, H., McKnight, K., Sundstrom, M., Shrestha, B., Ferguson, G., Shrestha, P. N., Batayeh, B., Bergenfield, I., Clark, C. J., & Nguyen-Feng, V. N. (2020, May 21-24). Intimate partner violence, marriage characteristics, and psychological well-being among women in Nepal [Poster session canceled]. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL, United States.

Lab logo, which comprises the words "Mind-Body Trauma Care" written in gently-slanted, black front layered on top of overlapping off-gray, almond-shaped, intersecting petals that form an abstract lotus flower