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Electives - Public Health
Behavioral Analysis, Critical Incidents and
Homeland Security Research
Elective Number: 2805 (research)
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Gregory Saathoff
Prerequisite: At least a month in advance, submit a research proposal (see how to schedule research electives)
Duration: Maximum 8 weeks, Minimum 4 weeks
Available: all Rotations
Report to: Dr. Saathoff
Time to Report: 8:30 am. Confirm with Dr. Saathoff by email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two months prior to elective.
Place to Report: Dr. Saathoff's Office, Republic Plaza; 801 W Main St. Ste. 106
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: This elective will involve active collaboration in developing and conducting clinical research regarding forensic or non-forensic issues. This will entail assisting in literature reviews and other investigation related to specific research questions. Students may work in research involving behavioral science needs of the Critical Incident Response Group of the FBI. In the past, students have significantly contributed to clinical research in this setting, achieving paper authorship and presentation at research symposia and national recognition through monographs and books authored by the U.S. Department of Justice. Students have also worked on issues related to bio-terrorism and mental health policy relating to Homeland Security legislation, as well as crisis negotiation and behavioral analysis. Clinical correlation with assessment of prisoners is also available.
The student will be expected to
Since any research must first be approved, it is suggested that the student contact Dr. Saathoff at least 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the rotation, in order to adequately frame a research issue for further study.