CCR is Growing! 

August 24, 2022

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The Center for Community Resilience (CCR) is excited to announce several personnel updates. Daniel Chen, DrPH ‘19 was promoted to Associate Director, overseeing CCR’s research portfolio, and more recently appointed to a faculty position in the Department of Global Health where he will develop courses focused on systems thinking and system dynamics modeling. Recent MPH graduates (‘22) Conner Hounshell and Rachel Freer transitioned to full-time staff after working as student assistants during their graduate studies. Conner is a policy analyst supporting the policy and advocacy needs of CCR’s national network of partners, while Rachel is a senior research associate supporting the Resilience Catalysts in Public Health initiative. Kristen Hayes joined the team as the new Program Manager for the Resilience Catalysts in Public Health initiative. Kristen received her master’s in developmental psychology from George Mason University and is passionate about helping communities create equitable environments for all people to thrive. These personnel changes reflect the expansion of CCR’s portfolio of projects and we are pleased to have such a dedicated team supporting our mission of preventing adversity and building community resilience.