CPSHE Research Assistant Accepted into Prestigious CAnD3 Training Program

Emily Stewart

The Center of Population Sciences for Health Equity (CPSHE) is thrilled to announce that one of our outstanding students from the College of Social Work, Crim Sabuncu, has been accepted into the highly competitive Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision making (CAnD3) training program. This fellowship, hosted by the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, is an opportunity designed to equip graduates with cutting-edge data science skills, extensive knowledge sharing, and hands-on experiences.

The CaND3 training program spans 12 months, requiring a commitment of five hours per week. Participants engage in online seminars and workshops led by esteemed faculty and community partners around the world. This program brings together students from top international institutions such as McGill, Oxford, Columbia, and the Max Planck Institute, fostering a global collaborative environment.

Crim is a doctoral student at Florida State University. She received her master’s degree in clinical social work from New York University and her research interests include trauma studies, health disparities, intimate partner violence and domestic violence, and queer issues. She currently works as a research assistant both at the College of Social Work and the Center for Population Sciences and Health Equity, at Florida State University.

Crim was selected through a rigorous two-step review process, involving both college and international partner evaluations. Throughout the fellowship, she will receive mentorship from both community and faculty experts while working on projects aimed at addressing critical challenges in her home country and community.

When asked about her personal goals during the fellowship, Crim Stated, “I am interested in sharpening my statistical know-how and gaining more experience with large datasets. I am excited for the opportunities this fellowship will provide.” Crim’s focus on again-related issues aligns perfectly with her career aspirations. She has a passion for improving the health and well-being of aging communities, and this training will introduce her to new approaches and innovative considerations for working with aging cohorts.

Crim has expressed immense gratitude to her mentors and supporters from CPSHE, particularly Dr. Xavier Hall, Dr. Wong, Dr. Millender, and Dr Miles Taylor, the director of the Pepper Institute, who was instrumental in the application process.

"I am grateful for their constant encouragement and support from CPSHE. They are my professional family, and I appreciate them so much,” said Crim.

Her acceptance into the CaND3 training program is a testament to her dedication and excellence in her field. CPSHE is incredibly proud of her achievement and is confident that she will make significant contributions to the aging community through this fellowship.