Elisha Clark Halpin researches trauma and its effects on the body, brain, and lives of those who suffer from it. Her work involves a therapeutic movement program of healing and management and will benefit movement therapists, social workers, somatic psychologists, trauma workers, and the patients they treat. Halpin has collaborated with the scientific communities at Penn State, including the Hershey Medical Center; Jamie Marich, a trauma specialist and creator of Dancing Mindfulness at Mindful Ohio Institute; Jennifer Stoskus, a doctor of physical therapy who specializes in brain injury and trauma at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation; and fellow School of Theatre faculty member Natalie Griffith Robichaux.