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Rebeccah Sokol

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Rebeccah Sokol

Rebeccah Sokol, PhD, is a behavioral scientist who studies youth trauma exposure. Her overarching research agenda seeks to ease the burden of adversity experienced in childhood and adolescence, with a central focus on reducing youth violence exposure and involvement. Sokol uses a developmental lens, public health framework, quasi-experimental methods and data science techniques to inform strategies that prevent youth trauma. A common thread of Sokol’s research involves describing risk and identifying etiological factors for youth firearm violence exposure in different populations, with the ultimate goal of improving firearm injury and violence prevention interventions and policies.


Year Degree   School
2019 PhD Health Behavior University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2016 MSPH Health Behavior University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2014 BS Biomedical Science Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
Year Description
2023 Public Engagement Faculty Fellow, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Michigan
2023 Innovation in Research and Teaching Award, School of Social Work, University of Michigan
2023 PI Alison Miller School of Public Health, University of Michigan Redesigning the community-based Ypsilanti Health Center Pediatric Clinic
2022-2025 PI Megan Hicks ACHIEVE GreatER Development Care Screening for social risks and health: The role of stress reduction
2021-2022 PI Rebeccah Sokol Office of the Provost, Wayne State University Social determinants of health in Detroit schools
2021 PI Nirupama Kannikeswaran The Children's Foundation The impact of SARS CoV-2 pandemic on traumatic injuries in a pediatric emergency department
2019 Best Paper in Child Health Policy, Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center
2019-2021 PI Alison Miller University of Michigan Momentum Center Social determinant screening in pediatric primary care
2019-2021 PI Anna Grummon First 5 California Promoting health beverage intake in low-income and racial/ethnic minority young children using children's storybooks
2019-2020 PI Rebeccah Sokol National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health Can social support screening improve existing childhood trauma screeners?

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