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Katherine Hillman, BS

Research Assistant
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Department of Psychiatry
Uniformed Services University

Katherine is a Research Assistant at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS). She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) in May 2020 with a B.S. in Psychology and a double minor in International Development and Conflict Management and Rhetoric. During her time at UMD, Katherine was a member of Dr. Michael Dougherty's Decision, Attention, and Memory Lab, where she worked on an independent study that examined how judgements of learning impact memory retention and final recall. In addition, Katherine assisted with research in the Interpersonal Relationships Lab for a study that investigated conflicts in social interactions and romantic relationships. Outside of her work at CSTS, Katherine volunteers as a Crisis Counselor for Crisis Text Line. Through her position at CSTS, Katherine hopes to continue to develop her understanding of posttraumatic stress disorder and trauma-related sleep disturbances. Her long-term goal is to earn a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.