Current Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Fellows
Arizaga earned her BA in psychology from Long Beach City College, in Calif., and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical-child psychology at DePaul University, in Chicago. She is interested in the dissemination of culturally sensitive evidence-based treatments and best practices, as well as treating the effects of trauma, and more specifically complex trauma among underserved Latino and African-American youth and families.
Banks earned her MA in counseling psychology at Ball State University. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Wheaton College. She is committed to issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, primary care behavioral health and community psychology.
Chiapa received her masters in developmental psychology from San Diego State University. She is now working on her doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Arizona State University. Her focus lies primarily in serving underserved populations mainly looking at family interventions and addressing substance abuse.
Morgan Conley McCain
McCain is currently pursuing her PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she also received her MA in counseling psychology. Her areas of interest are college health and well-being, multiculturalism and diversity issues, first generation students, eating disorders and body image, as well as anxiety and depression.
Covone received both his MPH and MSW from the University of Hawaii in Manoa. He is currently pursuing his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Alaska in Anchorage. His is mainly interested in health psychology with a focus on suicide, substance abuse and sexually transmitted disease prevention efforts with indigenous communities. He is also specializing in acceptance and commitment therapy.
Douglas earned her masters in counselor education at the University of Montana where she is also pursuing her doctoral training in clinical psychology. She is in the child and family track for her program and wants to work with American Indian communities.
Echetebu received her BA in psychology from Duke University and is pursuing her doctorate in clinical community psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is interested in looking at culturally competent juvenile justice interventions and the impacts of policy and racial disparity in social systems.
Ellis received her MA in psychology from Pepperdine University, in Malibu, Calif., and is currently enrolled in the PhD program at Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology. Her focus lies in clinical practice and research at the intersections of psychological trauma and chronic illness, and spirituality among people of color. She also specializes in pediatric traumatic brain injury.
Gaines earned her MA in psychology at Seton Hall University, and is currently enrolled in the PsyD program at Rutgers University. Her work focuses on ethnic minority children, adolescents, and families, as well as teen pregnancy; and positive relationships between teachers and African-American boys.
Henderson received her MEd in counseling and mental health services from the University of Pennsylvania and currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical and School Psychology at the University of Virginia. She is interested in using schools as a venue for the prevention and early intervention of psychopathology.
Juventino Hernandez Rodriguez
Hernandez Rodriguez received his BA from Arizona State University and is pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas. His areas of focus include community- and school-based interventions for at-risk, underserved youth.
Huynh earned an MA in multicultural counseling from the University of California, San Diego, and is now pursuing a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Miami. He focuses on racial and sexual orientation discrimination and coping skills.
Ibaraki earned her BA in psychology from Pomona College, in Claremont, Calif., and is currently pursuing her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Oregon. She is mainly interested in factors that influence mental health care utilization and treatment outcomes in ethnic minority populations, particularly in Asian-Americans.
Jackson received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University and is pursuing his doctorate in counseling psychology at University Maryland at College Park. His areas of focus are individual psychotherapy, group interventions, social stigma, identity development and intersecting identities. He is also interested in minority stress, health outcomes, diversity training and cultural competence.
Jones began pursuing his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Southern California in 2010. He received his BS in psychology in 2006 from the University of Washington. He is interested in cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments and the efficacy of evidence-based treatments with ethnic minorities.
Keyes received her MPH at Johns Hopkins University and is currently completing her doctorate in counseling psychology at Oklahoma State University. Her interests are in Native American populations, resiliency factors, public health and community based participatory research.
Kim attended the University of California, Los Angeles and received her BA in psychology in 2008. She is currently pursuing her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. Her aim is to better understand underutilization and treatment disengagement, improve access to care and promote culturally relevant assessment and treatment methods by examining symptomatology and help-seeking behavior.
Liu received his BA in psychology from Wheaton College, and is currently enrolled in the clinical psychology PhD program at University of Massachusetts, Boston. His interest is in Asian American mental health, the cultural understandings of mental illness among Chinese Americans, and barriers to service among Chinese Americans.
Luong-Tran recently completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the George Washington University. She is now engaged in postdoctoral training at the Children's National Health System in Washington. Her main areas of focus are child clinical psychology, neuropsychology and nonprofit management.
Mosley is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in counseling psychology at the University of Kentucky. She received her MS in school counseling from The Johns Hopkins University in 2011. She is interested in African-American youth, sexual minority youth, LGBTQ people of color, school counseling and positive psychology.
Peters earned her BS in biology from Howard University and her master’s in public health from George Washington University; she is now pursuing a PsyD in clinical psychology from Midwestern University. She is also the recipient of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Policy Fellowship. Her interesting include health equity, trauma and justice, children and adolescent mental health, impact of social media on relationships.
Thomas received her MA in psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacodoches, Texas. She just started her doctoral program in counseling psychology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Her areas of interest are emotion regulation and trauma outcomes of post-traumatic growth and post-traumatic stress.
Villalobos received her bachelors in psychology at California State University, Channel Islands. She is now in the clinical psychology PhD program at University of Arkansas. Her areas of focus are, integrated behavioral health care, Latino mental health, cultural values, help-giving and mental health service utilization.