Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh (B.A., B.S.)
Graduate Institution: Tel Aviv University (M.A.)
Research Interests: Dana's research broadly focuses on children and adolescents in contexts of political violence and armed conflict, applying mixed methods and a developmental psychopathology framework to more clearly understand how youth experience, interpret, and adapt to various forms of violence over time. In line with this, she is also interested in translating research on political violence and youth adaptation into empirically-grounded and culturally-valid prevention/intervention programs that identify and strengthen protective factors in the family, community, and political systems. She is a Notre Dame Presidential Fellow.
Mentor: Professor E. Mark Cummings
Developmental and Peace Studies