Doctoral Research Fellow

Rachel Linsner, M.S.

Rachel Linsner is a Doctoral Research Fellow, where she works in the Research & Evaluation division on survey development, data analysis, and writing for research related to military and veteran families, military spouse employment, veteran transition, and civil-military relations issues.

Linsner joined the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) as a research analyst in February of 2015. Previously, she worked as a research intern at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS), a part of the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Additionally, Linsner has experience as an adjunct instructor, teaching assistant, and research assistant in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Syracuse University.

Linsner is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Syracuse University. Her research interests are in military families, child and family policies, family processes and child outcomes, trauma, and family/parenting stress. She holds a master’s degree in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University, where she was awarded the Master’s Award for Research Excellence for her master’s thesis. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Cornell University.