To utilize my research and writing skills to better understand the barriers to mental health services for the Latinx population and the complex issues they face. I'm especially interested in problems occurring as a result of acculturative stress, with particular interest in obesity and eating disorders.
Additionally, I am interested in studying women diagnosed with obesity. I'm interested in how their self-concept is created and how it changes with weight cycling. I'm also curious about the emotional changes that occur with weight cycling, especially changes in stress levels. On a social level, I'm interested in studying the social barriers they face.
Finally, I'm interested in utilizing my teaching and communication skills to present research findings in academic settings.