Vanessa Phuong

Thesis title: A cross-sectional analysis of internalizing problems and alcohol/cannabis use disorder at late adolescence in a community sample

Research interests: Psychiatric epidemiology, substance use disorders, mental health services and policy, social determinants

Plans post-graduation: Continuing a position at UW Health Services Department

Advice for students: Go to office hours even if you don’t have questions prepared. Just working among other students will help immensely and if you do eventually have a question, you’re already there to ask! Also, treat your degree like a full-time job and set aside the same hours every day to work a little bit towards understanding material or working on your thesis.

Favorite memory: Working on assignments together in South Campus Center and taking breaks by walking along Lake Union.