Shannon E Cusack


Doctoral Student
Clinical Program
(Behavioral Medicine)

Faculty Adviser

Ananda Amstadter, Ph.D.

I completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington and Lee University in 2014 and joined the doctoral program in clinical psychology at VCU in 2016. My research interests, broadly, include how resilience influences functional outcomes after trauma exposure and what predisposes an individual to have high levels of resiliency. Specifically, I am interested in the relationship between resilience, trauma, predictors of resilience and functional outcomes in Veteran populations.