Dr. Andrews will be accepting applications for a graduate student for admission in 2020. Please see the Clinical Psychology Training Program page for more application information.
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.
Dr. Andrews directs the Latinx Mental Health and Treatment Outcomes (LMHT) Lab. His research focuses on understanding mental health disparities among Latino populations, particularly immigrant and Spanish-speaking populations. He is particularly interested in understanding 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.
1. 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
2. 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
3. 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.
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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.
7. 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