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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.

Undergrad Alumni

We support our undergraduate students in developing both professional and academic skills as well as the collaborative and communal approach to scholarship. We are very proud of the achievements of our undergraduate students. 


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Jared Bice graduates from Utah State University with his B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish in 2015. He has a particular interest in multicultural counseling and research-based interventions for Hispanic/Latino populations. During his time at Utah State University, he served as an undergraduate research assistant in the Laboratory Animal Research Center (LARC) studying delay discounting in animals. For two years he was a member of the Culture and Mental Health Lab, working Lesther Papa in data interpretation and collection for his thesis, and with Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodríguez on Northern Utah Hispanic Health Coalition activities. He also worked as an undergraduate teaching fellow in a Research Methods course and also in an Undergraduate Apprenticeship course. He volunteered with the Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and speaks Spanish.

Antonia Keller is a student of postcolonial theory, human rights and psychology.  She holds a BA from Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York with a dual degree in Arabic Language, Culture & Literature and Human Rights and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies.  She then earned a BS in Psychology from Utah State University, Logan, Utah, graduating Summa Cum Laude with departmental honors in 2015.  While at Bard, Antonia studied abroad in Morocco and Palestine, and after graduating, she lived and worked in Palestine, Rome and Egypt.  As a member of the Culture and Mental Health Lab at USU, Antonia led Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodríguez's Multicultural Psychology class in an exciting community outreach project in conjunction with a local nonprofit, Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection (CRIC).  Antonia hopes to earn a graduate degree in psychology, and to continue to work on issues of social justice and human rights, especially those affecting Middle Eastern and Arabic speaking communities.  




Jennifer Campbell. Jenn is a 2014 graduate of Utah State with her Bachelor’s in psychology. During her time in the undergraduate program, Jenn was a lab assistant in the Culture & Mental Health Lab focusing on racial, ethnic, and religious microaggressions, courtesy stigma, and myths surrounding sexual assault. Her personal psychology interests remain broad, and include acceptance and mindfulness techniques, cross-cultural relations, ally behavior, attitudes surrounding Islamophobia, and the cultural and clinical underpinnings behind the increasing rate of women outside of the U.S. who struggle with eating disorders. She is a staunch advocate for international social justice issues, specifically those involving women and children. In Fall 2014, Jenn began the Master’s program at Rutgers University in New Jersey for Clinical Social Work. 

Daphne Jones. Daphne graduated from Utah State University with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. In the Fall 2014 she began her Master's at the University of Georgia.