Postdoctoral Research Associate
About Dr. Trudeau
Stephanie Trudeau, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral research associate with the Thrive Center for Human Development. Trained as a medical family therapist and family social scientist from the University of Minnesota, her academic and clinical expertise utilizes a biopsychosocial-spiritual and systemic lens in order to examine illness and recovery across family and social systems. She has dedicated her scholarly and clinical career toward developing a deeper understanding of how families cope in the face of adversity, trauma, and grief.
Her research and clinical interests include families and chronic illness, the integration of behavioral health into primary and tertiary care settings, program development and evaluation, interdisciplinary team dynamics, burnout prevention and recovery and the function spirituality has as a coping and meaning-making mechanism.
At the Thrive Center, Dr. Trudeau is focusing her research efforts on the intersection of thriving and spirituality, beliefs, meaning making, gratitude, and family systems level thriving. She is co-investigator for the Center's Shades of Gratitude Project and sub-study following the Fetzer Institute's Study of Spirituality in America.
Read Posts by Dr. Trudeau
Dr. Stephanie Trudeau shifts the conversation from burnout to moral injury, presenting ways we can help those experiencing moral injury.+ Read More
How can we make sense of our “new normal?” Dr. Stephanie Trudeau discusses ambiguous loss, sharing 3 ways we can cope with it.+ Read More
Dr. Stephanie Trudeau continues her discussion on loss, and how meaning-making and beliefs can guide us toward healing.+ Read More
Dr. Stephanie Trudeau offers ways we can orient our family towards growth and connection amid isolation during COVID-19.+ Read More
Dra. Stephanie Trudeau ofrece maneras de orientar a nuestra familia hacia el crecimiento y la conexión en medio del aislamiento durante COVID-19.+ Read More
Dr. Stephanie Trudeau breaks down the Mamba Mentality framework and offers tips for how to integrate it into our own lives.+ Read More
Grief comes in many forms. Dr. Stephanie Trudeau walks us through the intricacies of grief within our youth.+ Read More
As communities mourn the loss a legend, Dr. Stephanie Trudeau shares ways caring adults can facilitate healthy grieving for youth.+ Read More