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Diversity and Rural Advocacy Group Faculty

Dr. Douglas Knuston
Director
Assistant Professor 
Counseling & Counseling Psychology

Dr. Julie Koch

Senior Research Consultant
Head, School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling & Counseling Psychology, Professor

Graduate Students

Chloe Goldbach

Associate Researcher
Counseling & Counseling Psychology, PhD Student
Southern Illiniois University

Research Interests: Transgender-affirmative mental health care and health care access, de-stigmatization of transgender bodies and how society conceptualizes gender dysphoria

Cole Milton
Associate Researcher
Counseling Psychology,
PhD Student
Oklahoma State University

Research Interests:
LGBTQ+ affirmative care and practice, specifically the relationship between mental health and family in LGBTQ+ populations.

Dannie Klooster

Research Contributor
Counseling Psychology,
PhD Student
Oklahoma State University

Research Interests: Queer and trans masculinity, whiteness, polyamory, community engagement and evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic interventions.

Tyler Kane

Research Contributor
Counseling Psychology,
PhD Student
Oklahoma State University

Research Interests: The intersections of gender identity and management of chronic medical conditions within hospital contexts as well as provider-patient relationships

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