Adam L. Aréchiga

PsyD, Psychology - Loma Linda University, 2006
DrPH, Public Health - Loma Linda University, 2006

  • Clinical health psychology
  • Trauma, pain, and anxiety
  • Lifestyle change
  • Health promotion/preventive care

Hector M. Betancourt

PhD, Psychology - University of California, Los Angeles, 1983

  • Social, cultural, and health psychology
  • Cognition (attribution)-emotion processes in interpersonal and inter-group behavior
  • Role of culture in psychological processes and behavior
  • Culture, diversity, and behavior in health and social issues
  • Cultural and psychological factors in social inequities and health disparities

Maya Boustani

PhD, Psychology (Child and Adolescent Clinical Science) - Florida International University, 2016

  • Child and adolescent evidence-based treatments
  • Mental health prevention and promotion
  • Community-based research
  • Dissemination and implementation research

Kendal C. Boyd

PhD, Psychology - Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology, 1999

  • Psychology of religion and spirituality
  • Cognitive behavior therapy

Colleen A. Brenner

PhD, Psychology - University of Indiana, Bloomington, 2006

  • Serious mental illness (focus on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder)
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Resiliency, self-efficacy, overall health, and well-being in serious mental illness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp)

Patricia M. Flynn

PhD, Psychology - Loma Linda University, 2005

  • Cultural and health psychology
  • Health disparities and inequities
  • Cultural and psychological factors in health behavior and outcome
  • Cultural competence training in graduate medical education
  • Implicit bias in patient-provider clinical interactions

Richard E. Hartman

PhD, Behavior, Brain and Cognition - Washington University, 2001

  • Behavioral neuroscience with an emphasis on improving the brain's resiliency against neurodegenerative conditions (e.g., Alzheimer's, stroke, traumatic brain injury) via a variety of therapeutic strategies, but especially diet/nutrition

Grace J. Lee

PhD, Clinical Psychology - Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology, 2009

  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Cognitive aging
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neuroimaging correlates of cognition and behavior

Holly E. R. Morrell

PhD, Clinical Psychology - Texas Tech University, 2007

  • Combustible cigarette use
  • E-cigarette use
  • Video game addiction
  • Advanced multivariate analysis

Kelly R. Morton

PhD, Life-Span Developmental Psychology - Bowling Green State University, 1992

  • Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), negative emotions, and physical health outcomes
  • Stress and health
  • Social support and health
  • Religion and health
  • Care quality in primary care
  • Primary care psychology
  • Dietary intake and morbidity and mortality

Aarti Nair

PhD, Neuropsychology - San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego, 2015

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Early-onset psychosis
  • Neuroimaging
  • Social cognition
  • Translational neuroscience
  • Pediatric neuropsychology

Cameron L. Neece

PhD, Clinical Psychology - University of California, Los Angeles, 2011

  • Developmental psychology
  • Childhood disorder (emphasis on intellectual disabilities, autism, and disruptive behavior disorders)
  • Parenting and family processes
  • Treatment outcome research (focus on mindfulness approaches)

Bridgette J. Peteet

PhD, Clinical Psychology - University of Cincinnati, 2005

  • Multicultural psychology
  • Substance use prevention and intervention
  • Health disparities and inequities
  • Cultural consciousness/equity and inclusion training

Janet Sonne

PhD, Clinical Psychology - University of California, Los Angeles, 1981

  • Ethical and legal issues in professional practice of clinical psychology (ethical/legal standards; ethical/legal decision-making; therapist misconduct)
  • Interpersonal dynamics in the psychotherapy dyad
  • Supervision/consultation
  • Adult and child sexual abuse
  • Adult and adolescent eating disorders
  • Adult and adolescent suicide

Tori R. Van Dyk

PhD, Clinical Psychology - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016

  • Pediatric health psychology
  • Pediatric health behavior promotion and intervention
  • Sleep
  • Pediatric pain and headache/migraine
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Integrated behavioral health

David A. Vermeersch

PhD, Clinical Psychology - Brigham Young University, 1998

  • Psychotherapy outcome
  • Psychotherapy quality management
  • Therapist effects on outcome
  • Effects of therapist/patient feedback on outcome
  • Reducing deterioration in psychotherapy
  • Effectiveness and patient-focused research
  • Outcome test construction

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