Global Research On Working To Ameliorate Health Disparities (G.R.O.W.T.H.) Research Team

Team Members

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Research Team Faculty Director: Dr. Laura Reid Marks

Research Team Description: The G.R.O.W.T.H. Research Team began in Spring 2016. The mission of the G.R.O.W.T.H. Research Team is to conduct research on the social determinants of health disparities on a global scale. The team conducts quantitative and qualitative research projects aimed at adding knowledge to the health and counseling psychology literature.

Current Research Team Members: Brittany Lee, Shondolyn Sanders, Madeline Stenersen

Current Projects: Currently, The G.R.O.W.T.H. research team is working on a project exploring mediators and moderators of the relationship between microaggressions and mental health outcomes in non-White college students and a project exploring the status of health psychology in the Caribbean.

Select Publications*:
Reid Marks, L., Ciftci, A., & Lee, B. (accepted). Dimensions of acculturation and work hope in
international college students. Journal of Employment Counseling.

Reid Marks, L., Sanders, S., & Stenersen, M. (book chapter in preparation phase). Global health and HIV/AIDS: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Select Conference Presentations*:
Reid Marks, L., Ciftci, A. & Lee, B.* (2016, August). Exploring cultural predictors of work hope in international students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Denver, Colorado.

Reid Marks, L., McFarlane, T., Sanders, S.*, Wilkins, K., & Stenersen, M.* (2016, November). The status of health psychology in the Caribbean. Roundtable accepted for presentation at the biannual meeting of the Caribbean Regional Conference (CRCP), Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

*Indicates student co-author/co-presenter