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2810 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322


The Culture & Mental Health Lab is currently comprised of graduate students in the combined Clinical, Counseling, School Psychology doctoral program at Utah State University and undergraduate students in the Psychology Department. Lab members are engaged in independent research in an interdependent context. Project content is in parenting, cultural values, microaggressions, and evidence-based interventions. Students are expected to be productive as a result of independent motivation and commitment, engaged mentoring, and proactive collaboration and support from a talented peer group as well as from family and loved ones.

Cari Alvarez


Maria de la Caridad (Cari) Alvarez is a doctoral student in the Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology program at Utah State University. Before attending USU, she received a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Portland State University and a Master's degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Development from Florida International University in Miami, FL. Her research interests include: web based interventions aimed at facilitating Latinx parental involvement in schools, as well as prevention and community outreach within a multicultural context. In her free time, she enjoys traveling.