Focus of current research:

  • Child, adolescent, and life course developmental psychopathology.
  • Evidence-based psychological prevention and intervention efforts for emotion dysregulation, depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress.
  • Refugee and immigrant youth mental health.
  • Social justice and multicultural psychology.


My research is based within the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center at Boston Children’s Hospital directed by Dr. Heidi Ellis.  The key goals of my research are (1) to further clarify the processes that influence the onset and maintenance of depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, and traumatic stress and (2) to build and test evidence-informed psychological tools, programs, and treatments to prevent or treat these problems. Across all of my work I strive to incorporate a culturally-responsive and socially critically conscious framework so that this research and clinical innovation may ideally benefit  youth and families who are traditionally under served (e.g., youth and families of refugee and immigrant backgrounds).

Psychological research, especially community-based participatory research and social justice clinical psychology, are a team effort, and I’m incredibly fortunate to collaborate with a large group of scientists and clinicians at multiple academic institutions!

Researcher profile at Boston Children’s Hospital

Many of my published academic articles can be found on:

ResearchGate  and/or Google Scholar