In the United States, well-documented mental healthcare disparities disproportionately affect individuals from low-income and cultural minority backgrounds. Our lab’s mission is to help reduce these scientific and service utilization gaps through a combination of basic and applied research that focuses on urban, cultural minority children, adults, and families. The research conducted by lab members covers a range of areas relevant to mental healthcare disparities, including developmental psychopathology, treatment-seeking services research, and intervention development. In all areas, a central focus is the elucidation of the role of cultural variables and processes.
Continuing our discussion regarding the crisis of unaccompanied minors, the UN has produced an excellent report worth reading. The report highlights the top countries from which the youth are coming (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico), as well as the top … Continue reading
Rachel Ishikawa’s excellent paper was recently published online by the journal Psychological Services. Among other findings, Rachel found that the quality of the relationship between primary care providers and their Latino patients was positively associated with intention to follow-up on … Continue reading
The APA journal, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, just published Monica Sanchez’s research investigating the mental health needs and healthcare experiences of immigrant Latinos, Puerto Ricans, and Brazilians in Massachusetts. You can find this paper here. Monica’s study highlights … Continue reading