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Komal is interested in the intersection of childhood trauma and mental and behavioral health outcomes. She is specifically focusing her work on child abuse and maltreatment. Further, she is interested in factors and interventions that can reduce potential for childhood trauma and increase resiliency in children facing adverse conditions. Komal is currently working as the program manager on the Tulane Innovations in Positive Parenting Strategies study, led by Dr. Catherine Taylor, which is testing the sustained effects of two brief parenting interventions on reduced risk for child physical abuse.