HARC Lab

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY | DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

HARC Lab Alumni

Martina Mihelicova, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Resident | Clinical Psychology | Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center

About

Martina’s clinical and research work broadly intersects trauma, severe mental illness (SMI), and crisis response. She has been involved in research projects on trauma-informed care across settings (homelessness services and rape crisis centers), interdisciplinary crisis response (Sexual Assault Response Teams and Police-Mental Health partnerships), and organizational support for providers. She completed her dissertation on considerations for trauma-informed care within homeless service milieus/group contexts. Her consulting work has involved program evaluation, grant writing, and trauma-informed care implementation. She is currently completing her postdoctoral residency providing clinical services to Veterans and families struggling with SMI, trauma-related sequelae, and family distress.

Mackenzie Hudson, M.S.

Health Planner | Harris County Judge Ryan White Planning Council Support Staff

About

Mackenzie completed her B.S. in psychology at Lamar University and her M.S. in psychology at DePaul University. As an undergraduate, she conducted research on lifestyle factors and diet that contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. She interned at M.D. Anderson hospital where she investigated the role of stress in the progression of breast cancer. Mackenzie found herself frustrated with the lack of dissemination efforts for the basic research she conducted and felt drawn toward more community-focused projects. As a HARC Lab member, Mackenzie managed the Long-Term Shelter Stayers project. Her thesis examined the housing trajectories and housing preferences of people with extensive histories of shelter use.

Danielle Vaclavik, Ph.D.

Senior Research Analyst | The Dartmouth Institute

About

Danielle completed her Ph.D. in Community Psychology at DePaul University. As a HARC Lab member, Danielle led research and evaluation projects on the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program and on homeless service system integration. Her dissertation examined sources of religious mentorship among young adults who were raised Catholic. She is a Senior Research Analyst at the Dartmouth Institute and provides consultation services through her website.