Doctoral Students

Dylan James Téllez, MA

Dylan's research is on Latinx people's perceptions of transgender people, and on how and whether transgender people make the decision to make gender-affirming transitions.

Merve Armağan-Boğatekin, MA

Merve studies the contextual factors associated with psychological and physical well-being among Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Stephanie Bandoo, MA

Steph's research is on the lived experiences of stigmatized diseases among Black American women.  In addition, Stephanie is interested in culturally competent care for Black women who have experienced sexual assault and intimate partner violence.

Taylor Sheldon, BA

Taylor studies opioid use disorder among people who are homeless.

Undergraduate Students

Karen Lara

Karen is completing her senior honors thesis on healthcare experiences among 1.5- and 2nd-generation Latina Americans.

Alexys Cote

Alexys is completing her undergraduate degree with a psychology major.

Olivia Nazaire

Olivia is completing her undergraduate degree with a psychology major.

Doctoral Alum

Christina Nikitopoulos, PhD

Christina's research was on  the role of fitness communities (such as CrossFit) in promoting participation in physical activity.  Christina also examined how the intersection of gender and age presents unique barriers against physical activity among women in midlife and beyond.