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David A. Vermeersch, PhD

David A. Vermeersch, PhD

Chair, Department of Psychology
Professor, Psychology
Areas: 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
Email dvermeersch@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-7116

​Kendal C. Boyd, PhD, MA

​Kendal C. Boyd, PhD, MA

Associate Chair, Department of Psychology
Associate Professor, Psychology
Director of Clinical Training, PsyD Program
Areas: spirituality/religion in psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, factor analysis
Email kboyd@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-8574

Adam L. Aréchiga, PsyD, DrPH, MA

Adam L. Aréchiga, PsyD, DrPH, MA

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, School of Behavioral Health
Associate Professor, Psychology
Areas: Clinical health psychology, obesity management, lifestyle change, health promotion and preventive care, and trauma, pain, and anxiety
Email aarechiga@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-8717

Hector M. Betancourt, PhD, MA

Hector M. Betancourt, PhD, MA

Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Areas: 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
Email hbetancourt@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-8708

Colleen A. Brenner, PhD

Colleen A. Brenner, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
Areas: 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
Email cbrenner@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-8617

Patricia M. Flynn, PhD, MPH

Patricia M. Flynn, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Areas: cultural and health psychology, health disparities and inequities, cultural and psychological factors in both health behavior and outcome, cultural competence training in graduate medical education, implicit bias in patient-provider clinical interactions
Email pflynn@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-7738

Kelly R. Morton, PhD, MA

Kelly R. Morton, PhD, MA

Professor, Psychology
Professor, Family Medicine, School of Medicine
Areas: relationship between early life stress, negative emotions, and physical health outcomes, stress and health, social support and health, religion and health, care quality in primary care, primary care psychology
Email kmorton@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-8721

Aarti Nair, PhD, MA

Aarti Nair, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Areas: autism spectrum disorder, early-onset psychosis, neuroimaging, social cognition, translational neuroscience, pediatric neuropsychology
Email: anair@llu.edu

Cameron L. Neece, PhD, MA

Cameron L. Neece, PhD, MA

Associate Professor, Psychology
Areas: developmental psychology, childhood disorder (emphasis on intellectual disabilities, autism, and disruptive behavior disorders), parenting and family processes, treatment outcome research (focus on mindfulness approaches)
Email cneece@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-8615

Tori R. Van Dyk, PhD, MA

Tori R. Van Dyk, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Areas: pediatric health psychology, pediatric health behavior promotion and intervention, behavioral sleep medicine, interaction between physical and mental health in youth
Email tvandyk@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-7412

Administrative Staff

Lesley Taylor
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Chair
Clinical Training Coordinator
Email litaylor@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-8706