Our Mission

In the United States, well-documented mental healthcare disparities disproportionately affect individuals from low-income and cultural minority backgrounds. Our lab’s mission is to help reduce these scientific and service utilization gaps through a combination of basic and applied research that focuses on urban, cultural minority children, adults, and families.

Our Mission

In the United States, well-documented mental healthcare disparities disproportionately affect individuals from low-income and cultural minority backgrounds. Our lab’s mission is to help reduce these scientific and service utilization gaps through a combination of basic and applied research that focuses on urban, cultural minority children, adults, and families.

Our Research

The research conducted by lab members covers a range of areas relevant to mental healthcare disparities, including developmental psychopathology, treatment-seeking services research, and intervention development. In all areas, a central focus is the elucidation of the role of cultural variables and processes. Learn More

Our Approach

We work directly with the Worcester Main South community around Clark University and enjoy long-lasting collaborations with the many schools, health centers, and neighborhood organizations serving our community.

News and Recent Events

Nov
2011

Several current and former lab members presented their research at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Congratulations to Oswaldo and Alisha!

 
Oct
2011

Professor Cardemil was recently appointed as one of the associate editors for the new Journal of Latina/o Psychology. The journal will publish empirical, theoretical, methodological, and applied research on a range of issues relevant to Latino communities.

 
Apr
2011

Several lab members had a busy month, presenting at various conferences. Rachel and Tatiana presented at a Disparities Research conference and Oswaldo presented at the Psychology of Religion mid-year Conference. Congratulations!

 
Jan
2011

At the recent National Multicultural Summit in Seattle, Professor Cardemil participated in an invited panel discussion that focused on the relationships between psychological science and ethnic minority communities.

 

Contact Information

mentesana@clarku.edu
Mental health, culture, and community research program

Esteban Cardemil, Ph.D.
Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
508-793-7264

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