Dr. Megan Cherewick is a postdoctoral scholar at the Center on the Developing Adolescent at UC Berkeley. Megan completed her dissertation, “Trauma, Coping, and Resilience Among Conflict-Affected Youth in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo,” and received her Ph.D. in International Health from Johns Hopkins University. Megan’s primary research interests focus on consequences of concentrated adversity and stress, adolescent cognitive and behavioral coping strategies, and effects on mental health and well-being. Megan’s current research seeks to integrate findings from developmental neuroscience to inform adolescent-focused psychosocial support and behavior change intervention strategies. Working with Drs. Ron Dahl and Ahna Suleiman, Megan’s GGSC fellowship seeks to identify key protective and promotive factors in adolescent lives that support positive mental health trajectories. Megan will work with conflict-affected refugees in Northern Uganda to conduct mixed-method research to inform the design of a mental health intervention for conflict-affected adolescents.