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Lindsay Stark Faculty Research Practicum

Bio:   Dr. Stark is an internationally recognized expert on the protection and well-being of women and children in situations of extreme adversity. Her current research focuses on the understanding and supporting refugees and asylum seekers who are currently living in high income countries, in addition to humanitarian programming within low and middle income countries.

Currently, Stark is leading a mixed methods study (The Study of Adolescent Lives after Migration to America, or SALaMA) to assess the mental health and psychosocial well-being of adolescents resettled to the U.S. from Arab-majority countries. SALaMA also aims to identify sources of daily stress and identify sources of resilience in order to strengthen supports for this population. Additionally, she is leading a series of analyses of the Centers for Disease Control's national Violence Against Children studies to support an upcoming Lancet Series on the relationship between gender norms and health.  Among other current projects, Stark is supporting the development of an inter-agency measure to evaluate self-reliance of refugee households as they emerge from dependency on international humanitarian aid.

Sector of Work: Gender, child protection, mental health, refugees, international development, mixed methods research

Mission: To improve programming that supports the livelihoods of vulnerable groups.

Lindsay Stark


Skills required: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Skills, Community Mobilization, Grant-writing, Education and Training

Potential projects: Projects available through the practicum site involvement in research projects related to gender, based violence, mental health and psychosocial support, and program implementation in humanitarian settings.

Cost: Flights, potential visa fees, and other meals and expenses are up to the student. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month. Past practicum students have recommended $300 for total expenses (on groceries, restaurants, transportation and beaches). 

Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. 

Brown School Contact: Dr. Lindsay Stark

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