Hannah Szlyk

Additional Titles & Roles


  • Instructor

Education & Training


  • BA: Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 2009
  • MSSW: Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY, 2011
  • Post Masters Clinical Fellowship: The Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX, 2013
  • PhD: Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2018
  • T32 Postdoctoral Fellow: The Brown School at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2020

Major Awards


  • Postdoctoral fellow; T32 MH019960-23 Cabassa (PI), 2018
  • Scholar; NIDA K12 Career Development Award Program in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder, 2022

Research Interests


How to harness technology and mHealth tools to facilitate and to enhance recovery from substance use and mental health disorders; suicide prevention; health disparities

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Key Publications


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Funded Research Projects


K12 DA041449-05 Washington University Career Development Program in Drug Abuse and Addiction
Bierut & Cavazos-Rehg (MPIs), Role: Scholar
05/2022-
Continued Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder among Pregnant and Postpartum People

R24 DA051988, Advancing the Science on Recovery Community Centers(RCCs)
Kelly & Hoeppner (MPIs), Role: Pilot study co-awardee (w/Cavazos-Rehg)
03/2022-03/2023
A Digital Therapeutic Intervention to Link Pregnant and Postpartum Women with OUD to RCCs

New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center, Rutgers University
Anestis (PI), Role: Co-Principal Investigator
07/2021-7/2022
Preventing firearm suicide by phone: An examination of means safety practices across US crisis centers