Office: Muenzinger D320C
PhD (Clinical Psychology), University of Texas at Austin
MS, Trent University
BA, The University of Winnipeg
Dr. Kilimnik is planning to admit a doctoral student for Fall 2024.
Dr. Chelsea Kilimnik is a a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department Psychology and Neuroscience and the Renée Crown Wellness Institute. She is also a faculty research affiliate of the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience.
Dr. Kilimnik’s research focuses on fostering sexual and psychological wellbeing for individuals who have experienced (or are at risk for experiencing) sexualized and gender-based violence. She is the director of the Growth, Identity, and Sexual Trauma (GIST) Lab where they study sexualized and gender based violence experiences and the intersections of identities and social processes in risk (e.g., alcohol and substance use) and protective (e.g., belonging) factors, and growth and healing. The GIST lab works closely with community organizations, campus leaders, and students in developing and examining programs for prevention and intervention that are accessible and inclusive with an overarching goal of reducing disparities in violence.