Undergraduate Student Researchers Attend 2023 Society for Prevention Research Conference

This spring, Dr. Courtenay Cavanaugh traveled with four CCAS undergraduate students, Skylar Rucci, Jeniska Rivera, Sarah Mireles, and Reese Mabolis, to the 2023 Society for Prevention Research Conference in Washington, DC.

During their travel, Sarah Mireles ’23, Reese Mabolis ’25, and Skylar Rucci ’23 presented their research study “Examining Whether Gender Moderates the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Intimate Partner Violence, and Discrimination on Mental Disorders among Hispanic Adults,” at a poster session. This study examines whether gender moderates the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), intimate partner violence (IPV) and discrimination on any lifetime mood, anxiety, or substance use disorder among Hispanic adults in the United States. 

The students and Dr. Cavanaugh also attended a diversity network committee reception, participated in a walk organized by the conference which went past the Washington Monument and to the Lincoln Memorial, and attended other prevention research sessions.

This travel was supported by the Opportunities Meets Innovation Challenge Grant. Learn more about our undergraduate grant opportunities on the FASC Research website at https://research.camden.rutgers.edu/grants/undergraduate/.