Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | Grand Rounds Series
Friday, March 20, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join us as we host Dr. Christine Hahn. Dr. Hahn is an Assistant Professor at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC). She is also a 2019 recipient of the MUSC Specialized Center of Research Excellence (SCORE) on sex and gender differences fellowship. Dr. Hahn's presentation will review prevalence of sexual assault and common mental health outcomes post-sexual assault. The role of alcohol in sexual assault victimization and common barriers to service utilization following sexual assault will be discussed. Finally, the presenter will introduce an early integrated intervention for substance use and post traumatic stress disorder following sexual assault. Preliminary data related to the development of the intervention will be reviewed.
1. Recognize the prevalence and outcomes of sexual assault, including the role of alcohol in sexual assault victimization.
2. Discuss barriers to services following sexual assault and implications for early intervention.
3. Describe integrated behavioral interventions for substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder following sexual assault.
Dr. Christine Hahn will transition from a postdoctoral fellow to an Assistant Professor at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) within the Department of Psychiatry at MUSC in August 2019. She completed her graduate training in clinical and disaster psychology at the University of South Dakota and a pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center. Dr. Hahn has a patient-oriented translational program of research focused on the development and evaluation of scalable interventions that reduce substance use disorder and co-occurring PTSD symptoms among people exposed to interpersonal violence. She also investigates barriers to services among people who recently experienced interpersonal violence. Her previous research has focused on investigating behavioral and emotional regulation as risk and resiliency factors for: (1) sexual assault and (2) co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and risk behaviors (e.g., alcohol outcomes, sexual risk taking). Dr. Hahn is the program director of the sexual assault services provided within the NCVC, funded by the Office of Victims of Crime. She is also a 2019 recipient of the MUSC Specialized Center of Research Excellence (SCORE) on sex and gender differences fellowship.