One of our Deans Fellows, Afroze Shaikh, will serve a two-year term as an emerging editorial board member for the Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling.
“The application process was highly competitive. Your application was among three selected for this role,” wrote John Laux, Ph.D., editor of the journal in his award letter to Shaikh.
Shaikh is a second-year doctoral student in the Counseling and Psychological Services Department. Her research interest centers on the intersection of the opioid epidemic and suicide risk. She is particularly interested in interrupting the pathways that contribute to suicide desire and promoting life through direct clinical intervention.
As part of her role as a Deans fellow in the COEHD, Ms. Shaikh helps lead the masters students who are doing critical data collectors as part of our clinical trial grant with the Department of Health and Human Services. She has taken lead on building out our organizational data collection database in RedCap which is housing more than 3,840 audio recorded interventions, and syncing that up with five data collection time points (a battery of validated measures which serve as continuous outcomes) for 540 older adults.
We are lucky to have her as a part of our team, and we are excited to celebrate with her as she takes on this leadership position within the addictions and offender division of the American Counseling Association,” said Shannonhouse.