Behavioral Measurement Database Services (BMDS) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2024 HaPI Measurement Scholarship. This scholarship provides a $500 award to a U.S.-based graduate student in the field of health or psychosocial science (e.g., psychology, counseling, sociology, social work, nursing, public health) who is in their 2nd year or beyond. The scholarship funds are intended to support the selected student’s master’s thesis, dissertation, or other research project in the health or psychosocial sciences.
This year’s recipient of the 2024 HaPI Scholarship is Huriye (Deniz) Kocas, a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at the New School for Social Research in New York. Ms. Kocas plans to use the scholarship award to fund her dissertation research on endometriosis-related stigma.
Under the direction of her doctoral thesis advisor, Dr. Lisa Rubin, and her dissertation committee members, Dr. Marci Lobel and Dr. Lillian Polanco-Roman, Deniz is exploring how endometriosis stigma and menstrual stigma contribute to depressive symptoms among women with endometriosis. The goals of her research include developing and validating a self-report questionnaire designed to assess self-stigma related to endometriosis.
Congratulations, Deniz! We wish you all the best with your dissertation research!
We would like to thank everyone who submitted applications for the HaPI Measurement Scholarship. They were all strongly grounded in theory and psychometrically rigorous. Thank you all for your interest.
And be sure to check back here in the summer or fall for an announcement of the 2025 HaPI Measurement Scholarship!