The School Mental Health for Minoritized Youth and Families (SMILE) Research Lab is directed by Dr. Prerna Arora in the School Psychology Program at the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Our lab aims to promote mental health among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and immigrant-origin youth and families by supporting research that can be translated into interventions impacting communities and populations that are historically marginalized. The goal is to increase access to culturally-informed mental health care for marginalized youth and adolescents.
For our current projects, we are recruiting Research Assistants (RAs) with specific competencies. Candidates must have interest in our projects and be highly motivated to gain research experience.
Recommended competencies include:
To apply, please fill out the following survey.
For questions and concerns, please email our lab manager, Ana Ledesma.