Dana DeHartDana DeHart - Principal Investigator

Trained as a social psychologist, Dr. DeHart uses community-engaged, mixed-methods research to address the etiology, dynamics, and impacts of violent crime. Her translational research methods help link community partners with the knowledge and skills needed to inform practice and policy.


Teri BrowneTeri Browne - Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Browne was trained to do mixed methods, trans-disciplinary research at the University of Chicago, and she uses a variety of different types of research to explore psychosocial barriers to health outcomes. She partners with students, community members, and consumers to most effectively design, implement, and translate research relevant to health social work.


Aidyn IachiniAidyn Iachini - Co-Principal Investigator

Dr.  Iachini  has an interdisciplinary background, receiving her PhD in Sport and Exercise Management in 2008 and her MSW with a school social work concentration in 2010 from Ohio State University. She has experience working within rural, urban, and suburban school settings. She also has experience serving as a grants administrator and evaluation consultant for youth development programs.


Laura Williams

Lauren Williams - Program Coordinator

Lauren Williams joined the RPTIF team as a Program Coordinator in September 2016.  A graduate of the University of South Carolina’s Masters in Social Work program, Lauren’s professional experiences include program management, workforce development, and social work field education.



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