Mental Health Disparities Lab

Researcher - Dr. Lucas Torres

The Research

For Prospective Graduate Students

Current ongoing projects:

  • Latino Mental Health in the Milwaukee Community
  • Racial/Ethnic Disparities and PTSD: The Role of Socio-Environmental and Biologic Vulnerability
  • Mental Health and Academic Success Among Latina Emerging Adults: The Role of Culture and Gender Expectations

For Undergraduate Students

The Mental Health Disparities Lab provides undergraduate psychology majors with a great opportunity to make use of the skills learned in Statistics (PSYC 2001) and Research Methods (PSYC 2050) courses. Although activities vary from semester to semester, research assistants will gain experience in many areas from entering and interpreting data in SPSS to going out in the community and recruiting participants. Due to our concentration on mental health in the Latino population of Milwaukee, researchers are encouraged to use any experience they have with the Spanish language; however knowing Spanish is not a requirement. Being a research assistant in this lab is a weekly commitment, and interested students should be able to continue to work towards this study for at least one academic year.

Current Graduate Research Assistants

Felicia Mata-Greve

Felicia Mata-Greve is a first year graduate student in Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Marquette University. She graduated from Hope College in 2010 with a B.A. in psychology and Spanish. At Hope, worked in the EEG lab at Hope conducting research on the neural processing of metaphors. While her research interests are still quite broad, they include how acculturation, language acquisition, and various forms of racial or ethnic discrimination affect the mental health and well-being of Latinos in the United States.

Jaclyn Pachicano




  • Mark Driscoll
  • Kelly Moore
  • Danielle DeAngelis
  • Vanessa Ayala
  • Jenna Popovich
  • Alexandra Reveles
  • Joelle Taknint
  • Frances Alfonzo
  • Claire Bird
  • America Davila
  • Celeste Hernandez
  • Karina Sanchez
  • Jessica Sandoval
  • Gabriela Stablein
  • Vidhi Thakkar