Hannah Szlyk, PhD, LCSW, is a NIMH T32 postdoctoral research scholar the Brown School. She studies suicidality among underserved and minority youth, including adolescents of immigrant families. Hannah is specifically interested in how interventions are implemented in non-hospital settings and can serve the needs of students who are often marginalized within mainstream society. She is also interested in how data science and technology can be used to better understand and prevent youth suicidality. Hannah’s research includes mixed methods and is informed by social justice and critical frameworks.
Hannah completed her Bachelors of Arts in international studies and foreign languages, Spanish and Russian, at Kenyon College in 2009. Hannah then pursued a Masters of Science in Social Work at Columbia University, where she specialized in clinical social work, mental health, and trauma-focused interventions. Upon graduation in 2011, Hannah began a two-year fellowship in psycho-dynamic and clinical social work at The Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas. There, Hannah also researched, wrote, and presented on suicidality, eating disorders, and emotion regulation. She recently completed her PhD at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin in May 2018.