Rachael Peck

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Rachael Peck

Clinical Trauma Psychology, Ph.D. Candidate


Rachael Peck is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate specializing in trauma. She holds a B.A. from James Madison University (2011) with majors in Psychology, Studio Art, and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. She earned her M.A. from JMU in Psychological Sciences with a concentration in Experimental Psychology in 2015. Rachael currently serves as an information operations officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Prior to this, she served as a behavioral science instructor and sexual assault victim advocate at the U.S. Air Force Academy and a behavioral science researcher at Wright-Patterson AFB. Rachael's clinical interests focus on cognitive functioning, health behaviors, and functional outcomes, particularly among military trauma survivors and survivors of sexual violence. In her free time, she enjoys trail running, painting, and hiking with her partner, Tony, and their two boys.

Research Interests

As a member of Dr. Littleton's research lab, Rachael investigates the relations between sexual exploitation history and psychological, cognitive, and behavioral outcomes, including body-image-related variables.