Jennifer Gomez

Jennifer Gomez

Jennifer Gomez

Biography

Post-Doc Fellow
Liberal Arts & Science

Dr. Jennifer M. Gómez, Ford Fellow, received her PhD from University of Oregon in the Department of Psychology. Her research interests lie in trauma psychology, specifically exploring how relational and sociocultural contexts affect trauma outcomes in diverse adolescents and emerging adults. Dr. Gómez developed cultural betrayal trauma theory (CBTT) to include interpersonal trauma in conjunction with oppression to examine mental health outcomes. As a postdoctoral fellow at MPSI, Dr. Gómez will focus her work on CBTT with Black adolescents and emerging adults, including developing and validating a measure of CBTT. Currently, Dr. Gómez is working on the publication of additional articles using CBTT and other theoretical frameworks to explore trauma and mental health in ethnically diverse emerging adults. http://jmgomez.org