Samantha Mladen


Doctoral Student
Clinical Program
(Behavioral Medicine)

Research Lab

Primary Care Psychology Training Collaborative

Faculty Adviser

Bruce Rybarczyk, Ph.D.

After two years at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, I transferred to VCU and completed my bachelor's degree in psychology in 2017. I joined the doctoral program in clinical psychology at VCU thereafter with a concentration on behavioral medicine. My research interests include adaptation to chronic mental illness and trauma interventions in primary and acute care settings. A native of Richmond, I love working in my community as a member of the YWCA's R-HART response team and the James River Association's RiverRats.