Blazie Gilder

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

M.S. Child Life Student, Graduate Research Assistant

Ultimately, I hope to work as a Certified Child Life Specialist to reduce the impact of trauma on children and their families, advocate for patients, and help families navigate their child's diagnosis, injury, trauma, hospitalization, or disability.


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
B.S. Human Development and Family Studies University of Idaho 2023


I assist Dr. Diane Bales in conducting research on several projects including the Georgia Better Brains for Babies (BBB) initiative, the USDA Rural Health and Safety grant-funded effort to prevent opioid misuse in rural Georgia, the Southern Agriculture Exchange (SAgE) effort to support farmers and farm families experiencing stress, and Healthy Child Care Georgia (HCCG).


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Master's Fellows Award University of Georgia Graduate School 2023

Advisory Committee

Prof. Stephanie Whitten

Professional Affiliations

Southern Association of Child Life Professionals Member ┃ 2024 - Present

Association of Child Life Professionals Member ┃ 2023 - Present


GSO Child Life Interview Coordinator ┃ 2024 - 2025

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