Selamawit Hailu


Doctoral Student
Clinical Program

Faculty Adviser

Michael Southam-Gerow, Ph.D.

Research Lab

Southam-Gerow lab

I received my bachelor's degree in psychology and cognitive science from the University of Virginia in 2012. After graduating, I worked as a research assistant on a project designed to prevent early-onset of conduct problems among children in low-income communities at the University of Virginia. Before joining the clinical psychology doctoral program at VCU, I worked as an intensive in-home clinician with children and adolescents at risk of being removed from their home environments. My research interests include the dissemination and implementation of youth evidence-based treatments, specifically in low-income communities.


  • VCU Black History in the Making Award, 2017
  • VCU Presidential Award for Community Multicultural Enrichment, 2017

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