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 Tamara, who successfully defended her dissertation! She focused her research on understanding the ways in which the Strong Black Woman construct was connected to both positive and negative outcomes.
Kristen is off to Yale Medical School, where she will do amazing things working with researchers and clinicians in the internship program. Good luck, Kristen, although you won’t need it!
Tamara will be headed to the Greater Hartford Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium in July. Congratulations!