Jeremy Hallock is a first-year student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. program. He is looking forward to being able to participate in meaningful research involving such a vulnerable population. He hopes that, through this research, he can contribute to a much-needed shift in our culture’s orientation towards older adults from neglect to honor and respect. He is also excited to gain insight and experience in both intervention research and the institutional structures that fund and implement that research.
Using anthropological research regarding hunter-gatherer societies to inform models of human nature, his past research experience involved looking at optimal functioning from an evolutionary perspective. His current research interests are intergenerational trauma, post-traumatic growth, optimal functioning, and alleviating the burden of poverty.
His future career goals are to participate in research around and the development of interventions for at-risk populations. He hopes his involvement with the H.O.P.E. Lab will give him insight into how to develop effective interventions to address issues such as poverty and intergenerational trauma.
“I am excited to participate in meaningful research serving the vulnerable but valuable population of older adults. I am also looking forward to gaining insight into the process of intervention research, development, and implementation on a large scale.”