Graduate Student Spotlight: Christine Kwiatkowski

August 13, 2019

This month’s Graduate Student Spotlight highlights Christine Kwiatkowski, a dual PhD entering her 5th year. Christine is currently working towards a PhD in Criminal Justice and a PhD in Neuroscience.

Christine earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and her MHS from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to pursuing her PhDs, Christine worked as a Project Manager for the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center where she conducted early stage breast cancer research that mostly focused on interventions for the chronic pain associated with breast cancer treatment.

Christine’s research interests focus on risk factors for behavioral aggression within the biopsychosocial framework. More specifically, within the School of Criminal Justice Christine examines psychosocial risk factors from a community and crime perspective while in the Neuroscience Program she studies biological drivers of behavioral aggression in the Robison Lab. Her research is supported by The Avielle Foundation through their Basic Neuroscience Research Grant.

In the 2018-2019 Academic Year, Christine was named a Future Academic Scholars in Teaching (FAST) Fellow, and served two years as a doctoral student advisor on the School of Criminal Justice’s Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. In her free time, Christine enjoys traveling and is an avid reader of fiction.