Cross-Cultural and Multicultural Research Labs

Crosscultural labs

Jessica Dennis ► The Multicultural Research Lab

Lab: KH C3063

Email: [email protected]

My research background deals with development during adolescence and emerging adulthood in ethnic minority youth.


Gaithri Fernando ► Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Lab

Lab: KH D3077

Email: [email protected]

Primary interests are in posttraumatic stress in the context of war and extreme traumas such as torture, bomb blasts, and assassination attempts.


Eric Kohatsu ► Center for Cross-Cultural Research

Lab: KH A3042

Email: [email protected]

Research focuses on racial identity issues, racism, stereotypes and prejudice, and the psychosocial impact of racism on people of color.


Brigitte Matthies ► Clinical Research Lab

Lab: KH D3073

Email: [email protected]

My research interests are broad and reflect the many settings that I have worked in. My early Ph.D. research was on the neural mechanisms of pain and analgesia. During my post doctoral training in neuropsycholgy I became interested in the behavioral effects of traumatic brain injury. As my work became more clinical in its focus I began to collect data on cross cultural differences in relationships and mental health problems (particularly Phobias, Depression and Eating Disorders), the use of standardized psychological instruments in developing countries, the reasons for youth participation in sports, and the development of mental health education.