Rebeccah Sokol, PhD, MSPH

Co-Investigator, University of Michigan Coordinating Center

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education / Assistant Professor, School of Social Work / Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, University of Michigan

Dr. Rebeccah Sokol is a Co-Investigator for the University of Michigan Coordinating Center and a member of the Data & Methods Core.

Dr. Rebeccah Sokol is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. As a behavioral scientist, she applies a developmental lens and public health framework to examine youth exposure to trauma and trauma prevention at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Dr. Sokol is involved in identifying etiologic factors that could lead to promising strategies for the prevention of youth firearm violence. She has supported the development of the FACTS National Survey, a nationally representative survey of parents and their teens regarding firearm-related behaviors and risk and protective factors for injury and violence. More recently, she has explored text mining of administrative records as a means to identify families at risk for experiencing firearm violence. An overarching goal of Dr. Sokol’s work is to apply findings from violence prevention research, developmental science, and machine learning to prevent early trauma exposure and foster positive youth health outcomes after trauma experiences

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