Dylan Germack

Dylan Germack
Mentor: Dr. Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini
College of Nursing
"I have always been very interested in mental health disorders, and I think they should be treated and researched just as well as conditions such as cancer and diabetes. I was very excited when I found out about an opportunity to do my own research project in mental health. I hope that my research can help contribute towards improved treatment of mental health disorders."





Research Interests

  • Mental Health
  • Women's Health
  • Infectious Diseases

Academic Awards

  • UF Undergraduate Research Scholar Program
  • Florida Opportunity Scholarship
  • Doorways Scholarship


  • Nursing Student Association


  • Baby Gators
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Middle School Soccer Coach

Hobbies and Interests

  • Photography
  • Reading
  • Rollerblading

Research Description

Understanding Social Networks among Rural Latino Adolescents
I will be doing an in-depth literature review and secondary-data analysis using data from a larger research study which used Community Engagement Research principles and interviews with rural adolescent Latinos of Levy County. I aim to describe evidence on social network systems and how social networks relate to mental health among rural Latino adolescents.