Faculty Profile

Rebeccah Sokol

Rebeccah Sokol, PhD, MSPH

  • Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
  • Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

    Rebeccah Sokol, PhD, is a behavioral scientist who studies youth trauma exposure. Her overarching research agenda seeks to ease the burden of adversity experienced in childhood and adolescence, with a central focus on reducing youth violence exposure and involvement. Sokol uses a developmental lens, public health framework, quasi-experimental methods and data science techniques to inform strategies that prevent youth trauma. A common thread of Sokol's research involves describing risk and identifying etiological factors for youth firearm violence exposure in different populations, with the ultimate goal of improving firearm injury and violence prevention interventions and policies.

    • PhD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2019
    • MSPH, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2016
    • BS, Central Michigan University, 2014

    • social determinants of health
    • youth
    • violence prevention
    • firearm injury

    Email: rlsokol@umich.edu 
    Office: 734-936-4894

    Address: 2734 SSWB
    1080 S University
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

    Areas of Expertise: Child Health,  Firearm Injury Prevention