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Ph.D. Candidate

Clinical Psychology | MSU

Deepali is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at Mississippi State University (MSU). She will begin her pre-doctoral internship in the behavioral medicine program at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System in August 2023.


Her research interests focus on the effects of interpersonal relationships on outcomes. Deepali's dissertation is an interdisciplinary collaboration investigating the use of live-actor role-plays in teaching and assessing de-escalation skills for police officers addressing mental health crises. Her collaborators include Starkville Police Department and Theatre MSU.


Deepali serves as a graduate research assistant for a SAMHSA grant to provide mental health awareness training to first responders.

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