Culture and Anxiety Lab for Mental Health Advances


CALMA is directed by Dr. Denise Chavira, Professor in the Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Program at UCLA  

The goal of the CALMA program is to understand the needs of underserved groups including children with anxiety disorders, Latinos, and rural populations. Additionally, our research program examines how family environment and cultural factors such as acculturative stress, immigration, and conceptualizations of psychological problems influence anxiety and depression in diverse families.

Dr. Chavira will be taking a student for the upcoming admissions cycle (2022-23).

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