Candice N. Selwyn, PhD

Candice N. Selwyn, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Community Mental Health Nursing


  • Ph.D., Clinical-Counseling Psychology, University of South Alabama, 2016
  • M.S., Applied Psychology, University of South Alabama, 2012
  • B.A., Psychology, University of South Alabama, 2010

Specialized Training

  • Community Research Fellow, Gulf States Health Policy Center, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Resiliency and Integrative Health Initiatives, Gulf Coast Behavioral Health & Resiliency Center, 2017
  • APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology, Medical College of Georgia/Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, 2016
  • Building Trauma-Informed Organizations, NVAA Advanced Skills Institute, 2020

Research and Areas of Interests

  • Interpersonal Trauma (Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault)
  • Women’s Health
  • Trauma-Informed Healthcare
  • Gender and Racial Disparities in Health and Healthcare

Selected Publications

  • Lathan, E. C., Koon-Magnin, S., Selwyn, C. N., Isaak, H., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2022). Rape myth acceptance and other barriers to formally reporting sexual assault among college students with and without sexual assault histories. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  • Lathan, E.C., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Stefurak, J.T., Duncan, J., & Selwyn, C. N. (2021). Trauma-informed sexual assault investigations training: Lessons learned attempting to enhance understanding of trauma-informed sexual assault investigations and reduce rape myth beliefs and burnout among police officers. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.
  • Lewis, C., Lathan, E., Selwyn, C. N., Agnew, G., McCabe, S., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2021). BITTEN at the bedside: An application guide for nurse practitioners. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. doi:
  • Selwyn, C. N., Lathan, E., Richie, F., Gigler, M., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2021). BITTEN by the system that cared for them: Towards a trauma-informed understanding of patients’ healthcare engagement. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. doi:
  • Selwyn, C. N. & Lathan E. (2021). Helping primary care patients heal holistically via trauma-informed care. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 17(1), 84-86. doi:

Selected Presentations

  • Koon-Magnin, S., Lathan, E., Albin, A., & Selwyn, C. N. (2022, November). Reporting sexual assault to the criminal justice system: An analysis of 11 survivor’s experiences. Podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Selwyn, C. N., Dolan, C., Rudd, A., Kristman, J., & Rowland, L. (2022, September). Lessons learned from establishing a campus-based SANE program: The importance of SANE & Advocate collaboration. Panel presentation at the International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice, Dallas, TX.
  • Selwyn, C. N. (2022, November). Mental health correlates of violence during pregnancy: The importance of feeling safe at home. In Power, A. (Chair) Understanding factors that promote resilience, aid health, and enhance birth outcomes for mothers and babies in trauma-exposed, marginalized communities [Symposium]. International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies 38th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Selwyn, C. N., Lathan, E., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2021, April). The role of healthcare providers as healers of interpersonal trauma: Exploring the positive relation between trauma history inquiry and patient-provider relationships. Podium presented virtually at the 2021 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, Chicago, IL.
  • Selwyn, C., & Lathan, E., Platt, T., & Minchew, L. (2020, November). Healthcare providers self-identified reasons for failing to inquire about patients’ potential histories of sexual assault. Poster presentation at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 36th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.


Undergraduate Courses

  • HSC 400 - Gender Discrim and Healthcare

Graduate Courses

  • HSC 500 - Address Gender Discrimination
  • NU 503 - Trauma-Informed Care of the Sexual Assault Victim Population


  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses