Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Project Info

  • Name: Trauma Recovery Innovations (TRI)
  • Faculty Advisor: Michele Bedard-Gilligan
  • Department(s): Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Area(s): Adult Clinical

Contact Info

  • Contact Person: Dr. Emily Dworkin
  • Email: edworkin@uw.edu


Research in our lab seeks to find new ways to help address PTSD and substance use disorders in people who have experienced trauma. Much of our research focuses on sexual assault because it is a particularly harmful form of trauma.

TRI is testing a new program, called CARE, to help survivors of recent sexual assault and their support persons communicate more effectively. For Winter and Spring quarter 2022, we are looking for a 499 who speak both English and Spanish to assist with screenings of participants and managing Spanish-language materials.

To be considered as a 499 with TRI, you must fill out an application form via the following link, instead of emailing Dr. Dworkin: https://uwstudent.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3rU0Z59a9Gighls

Minimum Requirements

The current opening is available only to students with Spanish language fluency. We are looking for research assistants who are highly motivated, organized, responsible, self-directed, and effective communicators.