Articles by Rachel Aaron, PhD

Rachel obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University in 2016. She is now a postdoctoral fellow focusing primarily on research at the University of Washington. Her research examines the intersection of affective processes and chronic pain. Her clinical interests relate to improving mental health outcomes and physical functioning in behavioral medicine populations. Outside of the research laboratory, Rachel enjoys life on her yoga mat, exploring Pacific Northwest wonders, international travel, and a serious quest to uncover the best happy hours in Seattle.

How to Get Your Dissertation Published

How to Get Your Dissertation Published

Preparing your dissertation for publication can feel overwhelming. The dissertation represents the pinnacle of many challenging years in graduate school.

By the time its defended, you have no doubt poured countless hours into its design, implementation, and writing. It has likely been formally proposed, heavily critiqued and reformatted, and “defended” to an expert audience.

After this effort, repacking the dissertation into a concise, academic-journal worthy manuscript is time consuming, but completely doable. Here are 8 steps to help you succeed: