About me

I received my doctoral degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine in 2009. Before attending UC Irvine, I earned my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I am currently an Associate Professor in the Psychology department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and I am also a faculty member of Empower Change, the Paso del Norte Center for Mental & Emotional Well-being. My research focuses on using psychology to inform best practices in the criminal justice system and reduce stigma for people with mental illness and criminal justice involvement.

News:

New center to improve mental health in the Paso del Norte region

UTEP Professor Receives Research Grant to Identify Barriers to Mental Health Services Among Hispanics on Probation