Jessica Bourdon is a second year Ph.D. student in the Clinical and Translational Sciences program with a concentration in Psychiatric, Behavioral, and Statistical Genetics. Her research interests are bimodal and focus on studying the etiology and risk factors of anxiety to better characterize psychopathology as well as how to translate these findings to providers to improve treatment and outcomes.
Jessica strongly believes in the translational science model where researchers and clinicians work together via partnerships to close the science-practice gap. This enthusiasm has led to several collaborations across VCU and the creation of the Translational Partnership for Mental Health.
The COBE Connect lunch series brings together researchers, student affairs professionals, students, and other members of the university community to present on research and programming related to behavioral and emotional health in students.
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