MEET OUR TEAM

Marina Tolou-Shams, PhD

Director

Professor/PI (not the detective kind), committed to all things social justice, kids and families. Ascribes to philosophy of “work hard, play hard.”

Emily Dauria, PhD, MPH

Associate Director

Assistant Professor passionate about addressing health disparities. Podcast addict, jumpsuit enthusiast, and toddler chaser.

Lauren Haack, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Associate Clinical Professor and Attending Psychologist; avid sports fan (go Green Bay Packers, Clemson Tigers, and Golden State Warriors!) and musical theater aficionado.

Johanna Folk, PhD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, coffee fanatic, data nerd, and support human to a rambunctious mini aussie.

Juliet Yonek, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoc, trail runner, globally inspired cook, cat mama.

Margareth Del Cid, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoc, loves talking about culture #keepingthingshumble, feelings doctor, and aspiring cafelier.

Evan Holloway, MA

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mixed methods researcher, clinician, and streetfood enthusiast by day. Passionate about service delivery systems, oysters, and my cat's Instagram.

Jocelyn I. Meza, PhD

NIMH T32 & Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoc studying the intersection of ADHD and self-harm among justice-involved youth; coffee aficionado and Great Dane paw-parent!

Jamie Salas, LMFT

Clinical Social Worker

MFT by trade & unicorn by birth, self-proclaimed play list extraordinaire, loves rainy days and working with youth & families, "si se puede!"

Joseline Delgadillo

Case Manager

Bay Area burrito lover, dog mom, and social rights activist.

Christopher Rodriguez

Clinical Research Coordinator

Watches "Worst Cooks" but never actually cooks, appreciates greenery but suffers from severe allergies, from the Bay & obnoxious about it.

Catalina Ordorica

Clinical Research Coordinator

Passionate about all people, weekend Pickleballer, and always open to a good book suggestion.

Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan

Clinical Research Coordinator

Ethnomusicologist in an alternate universe; taco bell enthusiast in this one. Not convinced this world isn't a hologram.

Sarah Velez

Clinical Research Coordinator

Tri-lingual curandera, poet, and hopeful future physician! Equal parts artist and scientist; still awaiting to fulfill my childhood dream for a pinto horse.

Cristina Teran

Clinical Research Coordinator

Outdoorsy bookworm who is happiest near the ocean. Aspiring to become a Clinical Psychologist and tea shop owner.

Heman Gill

Clinical Research Coordinator

Raised in the Central Valley, and passionate about making science more accessible. Loves rap, writing and mango ice cream!

Lili Ramos

Clinical Research Coordinator

New Yorker in search of a good Bay Area bagel, dedicated to breaking down barriers to mental health care, and always looking for new meal prep recipes.