Viktoryia Kalesnikava

MSW/MPH, Social Work and Public Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017

MA, Anthropology, University of Virginia, 2010.

BA, Philosophy, Cabrini College, 2006.

Research Interests:

I am interested in pursuing epidemiological research on psycho-immunology and the influence of environmental and psychosocial factors on the expression of genes responsible for mental illness, such as bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, etc. I am also interested in tracing relationships between child maltreatment/abuse/trauma and correlated psychopathologies in later life.

Outside of GREMAP:

I spend my spare time with my family — hiking and traveling, cooking together and playing games. I also enjoy practicing and teaching yoga.