Natalie Kelso Chichetto, PhD, MSW


Spring 2017 PhD Graduate

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Trauma Studies, University of Missouri in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Master of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2017

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Research Interests: Health behavior, trauma, and mental illness in relation to the development of chronic illness and infectious disease. I am very interested in how our environment (biological, psychosocial, and physical) contributes to illness and health.
Long-term career goals: I hope to conduct research that supports quality care and increases quality of life for individuals with chronic illnesses.
What philosophy guides your education: “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” – Mark Twain
Current Institution: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Nashville, TN