Elisha Clark Halpin plans to research trauma and its effects on the body, brain, and lives of those who suffer from it, which will result in a therapeutic movement program of healing and management. Her project will benefit movement therapists, social workers, somatic psychologists, trauma workers, and the patients they treat. Halpin will collaborate 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.