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

Team Members

Web link to external site: https://blogs.memphis.edu/growthrt/

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 racial microaggressions and their influence on mental health and health behaviors. Additionally, some student are involved with career development focused research projects. The team conducts quantitative and qualitative research projects aimed at adding knowledge to the health and counseling psychology literature. Please see the above website for more information about our projects.

Current Research Team Members: Shondolyn Sanders (advisee), Madeline Stenersen, Kimberly Adams, Daniel Lattimore, Kanesha Moore (advisee), Asia Amos, Dorothy'e Gott, Jennifer Yeoward (advisee), and Emily El-Oqla

Books Chapters*

Reid Marks, L., Sanders, S.*, & Stenersen, M.* (2017). Global health and HIV/AIDS: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. In C. Stout (Ed.), Why global health matters: How to (actually) make the world a better place. (pp. 564-580). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Ciftci, A., Reid Marks, L . & Shawahin, L. (2014). Health disparities and immigrants. In R. Gurung (Ed.), Multicultural approaches to health and wellness in America . (pp. 51-71). Praeger.

Williams, C., Marks Reid, L. , Bannis, B. (2014). Nurturing hope and resilience: Connecting with at risk middle school students using rap therapy. In M. Garrett (Ed.). Adversity: Psychology, Influences of Childhood & Adolescence and Coping Strategies . (pp. 307-330). Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Ciftci, A., Broustovetskaia, A. & Reid Marks, L. (2013). International issues, social class and counseling. In W. Liu (Ed.), The oxford handbook of social class in counseling, (pp. 466-480). Oxford University Press.

Bates, C. & Reid Marks, L. (2012). Domestic violence. In C. Bates & J. Ciment (Eds.), The encyclopedia of global social issues . (Vol. 1, pp. 234-241). Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference.

Journal Articles*

Reid Marks, L. & Ciftci, A. (accepted). Microaggressions and sexual risk behaviors in Black college women: A moderated mediation analysis. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

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

Crowell, C., Lantz, M., Reid Marks, L., & Voelkel, E. (2017). A collaborative autoethnography of counseling psychology student leaders. The Counseling Psychologist. doi:10.1177/0011000017729886

Deemer, E., Reid Marks, L. & Miller, K. (2017) Peer science self-efficacy: A contextual support for college students' science career intentions. Journal of Career Assessment, 25, 537-551. doi: 10.1177/1069072716651620

Doran, J., Reid Marks, L., Kraha, A. & Ameen, E. (2016). Graduate student debt: A qualitative study. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 10, 179-187. doi: 10.1037/tep0000132

Reid Marks, L., West-Olatunji, C., & Goodman, R. (2016). A pilot study evaluating the parent proficiencies questionnaire for African Americans (PPQ-AA). Urban Education Research and Policy Annuals, 4, 99-109.

Doran, J. M., Kraha, A., Reid Marks, L., Ameen, E. J., & El-Ghoroury, N. H. (2016). Graduate debt in psychology: A quantitative analysis. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 10, 3–13. doi: 10.1037/tep0000112

Servaty - Seib, H. L., Lockman, J., Shemwell, D., & Reid Marks, L. (2015). International and domestic students, perceived burdensomeness, belongingness, and suicidal ideation. Suicide And Life-Threatening Behavior, doi:10.1111/sltb.12178

Tate, K. A., Fouad, N. A., Reid Marks, L., Young, G., & Guzaman, E. (2014).Underrepresented first generation, low-income college students' pursuit of a graduate education: Investigating the influence of self-efficacy, coping efficacy, and family influence. Journal of Career Assessment. Online first. doi: 10.1177/1069072714547498

Tate, K. A., Fallon, K., Casquarelli, E., & Reid Marks, L. (2014). Looking to our roots: Opportunities in social justice for career development professionals. The Professional Counselor, 4, 285-302. doi:10.15241/kat.4.4.285

Duffy, R., Foley, P., Raque-Bodgan, T., Reid Marks, L., Dik, B., Castano, M., & Adams, C. (2012). Counseling psychologists who view their career as a calling: A qualitative study. Journal of Career Assessment, 20, 293-308. doi: 10.1177/1069072711436145

Reid, L., & Dixon, A. (2012). The counseling supervision needs of international students in U.S. institutions of Higher education: A culturally-sensitive supervision model for counselor educators. Journal of International Counselor Education, 21, 29-41.

Duffy, R., Reid, L. & Dik, B. (2010). Spirituality, religion and career development: Implications for the workplace. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 7(3), 209 – 221.

Select Conference Presentations*:

Reid Marks, L., Thurston, I.B., Kamody, R.C., & Schaeffer, M. (2018, April). The mediating role of multiracial identity integration on the relationship between racism and depression among multiracial adults. Paper accepted for the annual Society of Behavioral medicine (SBM), New Orleans, Louisiana.

Thurston, I.B., Reid Marks, L., Decker, K.M., & Kaufman, C. C. (2018, March). Resilience as a moderator of racism and mental health among multiracial young adults. Proposal accepted for the Psychology of Women Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Reid Marks, L. & Murphy, J. (2018, March). The relationship between microaggressions, resilience and substance use in Black college students. Poster accepted for presentation at the Collaborative Programs (CPA) in Addiction conference, Tampa, Florida.

Reid Marks, L. (2017, October). Gender stereotypes and sexism: Implications for Counseling. Invited presentation in Clinical Psychotherapies: Appreciating our Differences (PSYC 7434) in the University of Memphis Psychology Department.

Harlow, A., Hutchison, A., Reid Marks, L., & Brooks, J. (2017, August). What I wish I had known: ECP perspectives on preparation for a career in academia. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, DC.

Kenny, A.C., Bullock, M. Chin, J. L., DeHoff, L.G., Lehman, K., Oromendia, M.F., Reid Marks, L., Rubin, N.S., Shealy, C. N., Staton, R., & Sternberger, L.G. (2017, August). Engaging the future of international psychology: Intriguing results from a 2016 survey. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, DC

Reid Marks, L., Yeoward, J.*, & Tate, K. (2017, August). Microaggressions and work volition: Exploring moderators in racially diverse adults. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, DC.

Reid Marks, L., Coleman, M.L.*, Stenersen, M.*, Sanders, S.*, & Wilkins-Yel, K. (2017, August). The Status of Health Psychology in Jamaica: A Qualitative Study. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, DC.

Reid Marks, L. & Murphy, J. (2017, April). Microaggressions, health risk cognitions, and behaviors: Examining cultural protective factors. Proposal submitted for the annual PRIDE meeting, Bethsada, DC.

Coleman, M.L.*, Sanders, S.*, Stenersen, M.*, & Reid Marks, L., (2017, March). The status of health psychology in Jamaica: Preliminary findings from a qualitative study. Poster presented at the annual University of Memphis Student Research Forum, Memphis, Tennessee.

Reid Marks, L. (2017, February). Let's get qualitative: Exploring qualitative methods used in psychology. Invited presentation in Research Design and Methods (PSYC 7301) in the University of Memphis Psychology Department.

Germany, M.*, Sanders, S.*, & Reid Marks, L., (2017, January). Addressing strengths and barriers for doctoral students of color in pursuing a professoriate career. Roundtable presentation at the biannual meeting of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS), Portland, Oregon.

Reid Marks, L., Stenersen, M.*, Sanders, S.*, & Lee, B.* (2017, January). Microaggressions and mental health: A strengths-based conversation. Roundtable presentation at the biannual meeting of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS), Portland, Oregon.

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

Coleman, M.*, Fickling, M., Reid Marks, L., and Lustig. D. (2016, November). Activism and meaning in life: Important career concepts for all counselors. Education session presented at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Counseling Association (TCA), Jackson, Tennessee.

Reid Marks, L. (2016, November). Unemployment and underemployment: Real challenges in today's world. Invited presentation in Career Counseling (COUN 7561) in the University of Memphis Counseling, Educational Psychology, & Research Department.

Reid Marks, L. (2016, October). Gender stereotypes and sexism: Implications for Counseling. Invited presentation in Clinical Psychotherapies: Appreciating our Differences (PSYC 7434) in the University of Memphis Psychology Department.

Reid Marks, L. (2016, October). Microaggressions: Exploring implications for clinical practice. Invited presentation for the Memphis Area Psychological Association (MAPA) Diversity CE Workshops, Memphis, TN.

Reid Marks, L. (2016, October). Microaggressions and mental health: The experience of individuals from marginalized groups. Invited presentation for the Clinical Psychology Colloquium Series, Memphis, TN.

Reid Marks, L. (2016, September). Microaggressions: Implications for practice and research. Invited presentation for the Counseling Psychology Forum Series, Memphis, TN.

Reid Marks, L. (2016, August). Post docs, licensure, research, Oh MY! Preparing for a career in academia. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Denver, Colorado.

Newman, J.R., Kraha, A., Doran, J.M., Reid Marks, L., Ameen, E., & El-Ghoroury, N. (2016, August). Student loan debt and salary by type of academic institution. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, Colorado.

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

Reid Marks, L., Tate, K., & Taylor, J. (2016, May). Using career development theory to explore factors that influence coping self-efficacy in women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Vocational Psychology Conference, Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology, Tallahassee, Florida.

Reid Marks, L. (2016, April). HIV risk behaviors in Black college women. Invited presentation for the Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR) Colloquium Series, Memphis, TN.

Reid Marks, L. & Ciftci, A. (2015, August). Psychosocial factors that impact sexual behaviors in African American college women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Toronto, Canada.

Reid Marks, L., Aquino, S., Barry, J., Perkins-Volk,Y. & Weber, E. (2015, August). Student leadership development: From theory to practice and beyond. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Toronto, Canada.

Reid Marks, L. (2015, January). Psychology without borders: Exploring international competencies for science, service, training, and policy. Discussant at the bi-annual meeting of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS), Atlanta, Georgia.

*Indicates student co-author/co-presenter