Ethnicity and Health in America Series: Featured Psychologists
Teresa LaFramboise, PhD, is a professor of development and psychological science in the graduate school of education at Stanford University. She has substantive knowledge and experience in the field of mental health, in addition to significant experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) families and communities. She is concerned with helping ethnic minority students survive acculturation pressure, cultural adjustment, discrimination, major life transitions and other stresses that are so typical — and so often neglected — in children and adolescents.
About OEMA's Featured Psychologists
APA's Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs regularly features notable ethnic minority psychologists as part of the Ethnicity and Health in America Series. This series focuses on a chronic health condition particularly relevant to the ethnic group honored during four key months: Black History Month in February, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month in September and National American Indian Heritage Month in November.
Through the featured psychologists of the Ethnicity and Health in America Series, OEMA hopes to raise public awareness about health concerns among people of color and also encourage psychologists to take a leading role in combating disparities in health.
Psychologists featured for National American Indian Heritage Month:
Teresa LaFramboise, PhD
LaFramboise is concerned with helping ethnic minority students survive acculturation pressure, cultural adjustment, discrimination, major life transitions and other stresses that are so typical — and so often neglected — in children and adolescents.
Joseph P. Gone, PhD
Gone examines cultural influences on mental health status, as well as the intersection of evidence-based practice and cultural competence in mental health services.
Marigold Linton, PhD
Linton was the the first American Indian to earn a PhD in psychology, and she has been an advocate for American Indians in the advancement of degrees in the sciences.
Iva Greywolf, PhD
Educates others about the variety of behavioral health issues impacting Native/Indian populations.
John Chaney, PhD
Director of the Marriage and Family Clinic, the American Indian Into Psychology Program and the American Indian Studies Program.
Jacque Gray, PhD
Director of the Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health (SGCoE) and the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI).
Arthur McDonald, PhD
The first American Indian man to earn a doctorate in psychology.
Carolyn Lewis Attneave, PhD
Attneave's strong sense of community drove her iconic career in cross-cultural topics, counseling and psychotherapy for Native Americans.