Dr. Andrews arrived at UNL in 2016. He directs the Latinx Mental Health and Treatment Outcomes Lab and is the Associate Director for the Minority Health Disparities Initiative at UNL.
Dr. Andrews received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas in 2014 after completing internship at the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Training Program. From 2014 to 2016, he was an NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellow at the National Crime Victims Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.
With the Latinx Mental Health and Treatment Outcomes (LMHT) Lab, Dr. Andrews focuses on understanding mental health disparities among Latino populations, particularly immigrant and Spanish-speaking populations. He strives to understand what contributes to lower utilization of numerous healthcare services and worse mental health treatment outcomes. As examples, his studies have examined the roles of poverty, discrimination, trauma exposure, and linguistic status as some potential variables that may explain these disparities. By identifying these mechanisms, Dr. Andrews then evaluates strategies for reducing disparities, such as interprofessional service delivery and technological adjuncts to care. To support this work, Dr. Andrews has received funding from the National Institutes of Health as well as a variety of internal funding.
Visit the lab webpage here for more information.
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1. Andrews, A.R., Haws, J.K.**, Acosta, L.M.**, Acosta Canchila, M.N.**, Carlo, G., Grant, K., & Ramos, A.K. (2020). Combinatorial effects of discrimination, legal status fears, adverse childhood experiences, and harsh working conditions among Latino migrant farmworkers: Testing learned helplessness hypotheses. Journal of Latinx Psychology. Advance online publication.
2. Andrews, A.R., López, C.M., Snyder, A., Saunders, B. & Kilpatrick, D.G. (2019). Polyvictimization, Related Symptoms, and Familial and Neighborhood Contexts as Longitudinal Mediators of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Violence Exposure across Adolescence. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 21, 679-692.
3. Andrews, A.R., Jobe-Shields, L., López, C.M., de Arellano, M.A., Saunders, B., and Kilpatrick, D.G. (2015). Polyvictimization, income, and ethnic differences in trauma-related mental health during adolescence. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50, 1223-1234. doi: 10.1007/s00127-015-1077-3
4. Ralston, A.**, Andrews, A.R., & Hope, D.A. (2019). Fulfilling the promise of mental health technology to reduce disparities: Review and research agenda. Accepted for publication. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice, 27. e12277
5. López, C.M., Andrews, A.R., Jones, A.M., de Arellano, M.A., Saunders, B., & Kilpatrick, D. (2017). Racial/ethnic differences in trauma exposure and mental health disorders in adolescents. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. doi: 10.1037/cdp0000126
6. de Arellano, M.A., Andrews, A.R., Reid-Quiñones, K., Vasquez, D., Silcott-Doherty, L., Rheingold, A., & Danielson, C.K. (2017). Immigration trauma among Hispanic adolescents: Missed by trauma assessments and predictive of depression and PTSD symptoms. Journal of Latina/o Psychology.
7. Andrews, A.R., Gomez, D., Larey, A., Pacl, H., Burchette, D., Rodriguez Hernandez, J., Pastrana, F.A., & Bridges, A.J. (2016). Comparison of Integrated Behavioral Health Treatment for Internalizing Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with and without Type 2 Diabetes. Family, Systems, and Health, 34, 367-377. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000224
8. Bridges, A.J., Andrews, A.R., Villalobos, B., Pastrana, F.A., Gomez, D., & Cavell, T.A. (2014). Does Integrated Behavioral Health Care Reduce Mental Health Disparities for Hispanics? Initial findings. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 2, 37-53. doi: 10.1037/lat0000009
9. Andrews, A.R., Bridges, A.J., & Gomez, D. (2013). A multi-study analysis of conceptual and measurement issues related to health research on acculturation in Latinos. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 24(2), 134-143. doi: 10.1177/1043659612472199.
10. Bridges, A.J., Andrews, A.R. & Deen, T. (2012). Mental health needs and service utilization of helping services in recent Hispanic Immigrants. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23(4), 359-368. doi: 10.1177/1043659612451259