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.
Congratulations to Oswaldo, who successfully defended his dissertation last week! The dissertation was a mixed methods exploration of the role that religiosity plays in the Immigrant Health Paradox. Oswaldo found intriguing support for its role in lower rates of substance … Continue reading
Congratulations to Monica, who successfully matched at the Boston VA! The Boston VA is considered one of the top internship sites in the country for the delivery of health care to veteran populations. Monica will begin her internship in the … Continue reading
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