Janey Dike
 COVES Fellow Profile

Janey Dike

  • Ph.D. candidate, Clinical Psychology
  • Virginia Tech
  • Division of the Chief Clinical Officer, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

“It was so exciting to be involved in research-based discussions about the struggles and successes of large-scale interventions for those most in need of services.” 

Summer Responsibilities: Janey compiled information related to racial equity and mental health and created a presentation for a Racial Equity Workgroup highlighting barriers to mental health care and disproportionate racial-ethnic group representation in diagnosis and treatment. She also aided in outlining training needs across departments.

Background: Janey’s research is focused on identifying resiliency factors in the context of complex, interpersonal trauma, investigating how discrimination-related stressors influence trauma outcomes and exploring long-term outcomes of chronic stress. She has had the opportunity to serve as a student clinician within community mental healthcare settings where she conducts assessments and therapeutic interventions with individuals, groups, and families. These experiences have informed her research and highlighted the need for community-based and systems-level care.


  • Ph.D. candidate, Clinical Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • M.P.S., Clinical Psychology Science, University of Maryland
  • B.S., Journalism, University of Maryland