Psychosocial aspects of adapting to chronic disease and/or traumatic injury; HIV risk & prevention among high-risk groups; Health equity & reducing health disparities
empowerment, resilience, community-based learning, transformative education, civic engagement, intimate partner violence, survivor-centered services
Emotion regulation and the development of psychopathology and substance use in adolescence; Parent-focused interventions; Bio-psycho-social models of emotion
Clinical Psychology: adolescence, suicide, acute stress, translational research
adolescent suicide, adolescent substance abuse, development of cognitive behavioral prevention and intervention programs for adolescent mental health problems
personality traits and psychosocial factors influencing the co-morbidity and maintenance of addictive behavior patterns
PTSD, trauma, couples, parenting, families, emotion socialization, military psychology, interpersonal impacts of psychopathology
Latinx psychology, addiction, substance use, systems of oppression, spirituality, religiosity, parent-child interactions, culturally enhancing assessment, and interventions.
Human Rights in East and South East Asia with a focus on Human Trafficking of Children, Refugees and Displaced populations. Community Development and Fair Trade. International Relations between China, Japan, and Korea. Intersectionality of Fairtrade, Environmental Sustainability and Human Trafficking on Community Development.
My major scholarly interest is the interface of social, clinical, and health psychology, which is concerned with the ways that theory and research from social psychology can help us understand psychological adjustment, psychological disorders, and health-related behavior. My professional mission is to enhance well-being around the world through the promotion of psychological science.
adolescent, medical, eating, diabetes
Gendered Racism; Mental Health Equity; Qualitative Research; CBPR
Clinical Psychology: health and stress, chronic health illness adjustment, health behaviors, caregiver stress
Anxiety, stress/trauma reactions, and interpersonal relationships; scalable solutions to promote mental health
Well-being; exercise; sleep; physical health and longevity; social support; self-compassion; mental health apps; and help-seeking.
* Moral emotions (e.g., shame, guilt, empathy) * Values and virtues (e.g., humility, forgiveness, self-compassion) * Self control generally, and emotion regulation specifically * Borderline Personality Disorder * Brief interventions for jail inmates * Motivational Interviewing * Mindfulness-based Interventions * Values Affirmations * Restorative Justice-themed Interventions * Reducing Substance Misuse * Reducing HIV risk behavior
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Self perception, future thinking, vividness of thought, delinquency, recidivism, suicide, depression, brief interventions
Clinical Psychology: Adolescent mental health and risky behavior, suicidal ideation, intervention work for at-risk adolescents, assessment of service use