ISGMH and MSS postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Ashley Kraus, was selected as a Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health fellow through the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS). This NIH-funded fellowship addresses the need for well-trained scientists in child and adolescent health, equipping them with the tools to succeed and retaining their commitment to be independent investigators. Dr. Kraus began her 2-year fellowship on November 1.
As a fellow in this program, Dr. Kraus’ overall objective is to explore the relationship between tobacco use and body image among SGM adolescents using internet-based research methods and technology. Dr. Kraus will continue to be mentored by Dr. Kathryn Macapagal at ISGMH and MSS, as well as Dr. Brian Hitsman, associate professor of Preventive Medicine and ISGMH faculty affiliate, whose research focuses on the study of cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence.