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Student Collaborators

The work of the AMES Research Center is made possible through the effort and dedication of several students. Our student collaborators bring expertise from multiple disciplines and assist in data collection, data analysis, and the presentation and publication of research projects.  

Khamaya Hilton is a candidate of Georgia State University’s Master of Social work program and is an intern working with the Research Clinical Core of the AMES Research Center. She is interested in exploring topics including alcohol/substance use and mental health and excited to apply her interests in a variety of populations like veterans and first responders.  

Devon Howard is a dedicated and passionate Master of Social Work student at the University of Georgia and is an intern working with the Research Clinical Core of the AMES Research Center. She is interested in the topics of mental health, well-being, and resilience among military personnel and emergency responders.  

Edwin Trejo-Rivera is an undergraduate majoring in Psychology at Kennesaw State University. He is an intern assisting AMES in research core related tasks.

Sophie Vincent is an undergraduate Biology major at Kennesaw State University. She is an intern at AMES who assists in research and clinical practice projects.  

Former Student Collaborators

The AMES Research Center is incredibly proud of their former student collaborators. These students contributed to the work of the AMES Research Center during their time as students at Kennesaw State University. They have now graduated and are continuing their educational and professional endeavors.  

Kimberly D. Gomes is a graduate student in the Master’s in Experimental Psychology Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Kimberly majored in Psychology and graduated from Kennesaw State University in May 2023.  During her time at the AMES Research Center, she assisted with research studies, grant proposals, and events. 

Madison Kemp graduated from Kennesaw State University in May 2023 with a Master’s in Social Work. During her time at the AMES Research Center, she was an intern with the Research Clinical Core. She assisted by creating presentations, creating infographics, and public speaking about military personnel’s mental healthcare. 

Michael Schlenk is a graduate student in the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Central Florida. Michael majored in Psychology at Kennesaw State University and graduated in May 2022. After graduating, Michael continued to work with the AMES Research Center in a Project Manager role from 2022-2023. During his time working with the AMES Research Center, he managed a variety of research and clinical practice projects related to behavioral health in first responder and military populations. He performed data analytics, assisted with wellness checks for public safety personnel, and conducted organizational health assessments for first responder organizations. 

Research Partners and Sponsors

Acworth Police Department
Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Science 
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation 
Cartersville Fire Department
Center for Disease Control 
Cherokee County Homeless Veterans Program 
City of Monroe Fire Department
City of Smyrna Police Department 
City of South Fulton Fire and Emergency Services 
Cobb County E-911 Center
Cobb County Fire
Community Building Art Works 
Conyers Police Department
Covington Fire Department
DeKalb County Police Department
Department of Veterans Affairs 
Fayetteville Fire Department
Florida Institute of Technology 
Georgia Department of Public Health – Injury Prevention Program 
Georgia Department of Public Safety – Office of Public Safety Support 
Georgia Department of Veterans Service 
Granger-Williams Family Foundation 
Greystone Power Foundation
Griffin Fire-Rescue 
Highland Rivers Behavioral Health 
Kennesaw Police Department
Kennesaw Public Safety Foundation
Kennesaw State University Military and Veteran Services

Loganville Police Department
Marietta Fire Department
Marietta Police Department
Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service
Peachtree City Fire and Rescue Department
Perry Fire Department 
Richmond County Sheriff's Office
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers
Sandersville Police Department
Smyrna Police Department
Stephens County E-911 Center
Walton County Emergency Medical Services
Walton County Fire Rescue
Washington County Sheriff’s Office

*Any donations or gifts to the AMES Research Center do not directly go to the partners listed on this site.