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2810 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322


The Culture & Mental Health Lab is currently comprised of graduate students in the combined Clinical, Counseling, School Psychology doctoral program at Utah State University and undergraduate students in the Psychology Department. Lab members are engaged in independent research in an interdependent context. Project content is in parenting, cultural values, microaggressions, and evidence-based interventions. Students are expected to be productive as a result of independent motivation and commitment, engaged mentoring, and proactive collaboration and support from a talented peer group as well as from family and loved ones.

Jerusha Sanjeevi

In Memoriam (1992-2017)

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This one is from us to you "Ru"

Jerusha was a doctoral student in the Combined Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychology Program. Jerusha graduated with a B.S. in psychology and a minor in philosophy from Bemidji State University, and an M.A. in clinical psychology with a behavioural emphasis from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Jerusha was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and became a transfer student in the US when she was 19. Her experiences growing up in Malaysia initiated her research interest in the impacts of colonial mentality and internalized oppression on ethnic minority identity development and health outcomes. Her research interests also included racial microaggressions and health service utilization, cultural validation of clinical measures, diversity training program development, and sex education for women and girls in rural areas. Jerusha’s applied experiences included research consulting and data analysis, as well as work with adults living with schizophrenia, survivors of sexual violence, adults living with ADHD, academically gifted children and youth, and academically at-risk youth. 

In her free time, Jerusha enjoyed creative writing, drinking tea from around the world, and collecting Winnie the Pooh memorabilia.

Thesis: Perceptions of Female Sexual Pathology: The Role of Racial Biases in Clinical Decision Making (Minnesota State University)