- Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Counseling and Human Development Services
- Affiliate Faculty
My research examines health disparities and merges my three passions in health psychology, multiculturalism, and social justice. My health disparities research focuses primarily on:
- Persons with chronic pain and severe headache disorders
- Persons living with HIV/AIDS
- The development and provision of integrated behavioral health care services for at-risk youths in schools
The short-term goal of my research is to identify health inequities and the bio-psycho-socio-cultural factors that cause and/or maintain these disparities. Long-term, I seek to develop culturally-contextualized interventions and mindfulness-based approaches to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes in under-represented and marginalized groups.