Dr. Alamilla is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Kennesaw State University. Prior to joining KSU, he was an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. Dr. Alamilla’s research and scholarship primarily focus the impact of ecological forces on the health and wellbeing of diverse, marginalized, and underrepresented groups. His work utilizes transdisciplinary perspectives to examine the impact of contextual factors including cultural factors, adversity, and coping resources on wellbeing and particularly substance use. He has primarily published on acculturation, stress (e.g., discrimination), and wellbeing among several groups. In addition to this work on mental health promotion, he examines group-based acculturation phenomena (e.g., multiculturalism, intergroup relations, and social capital) and how they relate to overall wellbeing. He primarily teaches courses in research methods and statistics in psychology, ethnic “minority”/multicultural psychology, and clinical/counseling psychology. In addition to research and teaching, he serves as a reviewer for several journals and is on the editorial board of Behavioral Medicine (Taylor & Francis). He received the Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009, where he received a Eugene-Cota Robles Fellowship.
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