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Welcome to the

Transforming Trauma & Mental Health Lab!

Our research focuses on the intersection of four main areas: interpersonal trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) cultural diversity, and resilience. Our work aims to enhance trauma recovery, and mental wellness among marginalized groups.


Current research projects include investigating the efficacy of a novel emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills training PTSD treatment preparation group in improving treatment engagement and response among Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma (MST), evaluating acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to reduce mental health stigma, and leveraging mobile technology to promote mental well-being.


Our work has been funded by the Clinical and Translational Research Institute at the University of California San Diego, the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program, Ford Foundation, and the Chez Veterans Center.

Selected Publications


Interested in Working With Us?

Graduate students interested in joining the lab should send a CV and cover letter outlining your interests in trauma and mental health to Dr. Gobin ( You can learn more about graduate degree programs offered through the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health here (


Undergraduates may participate in the lab by volunteering or course-credit independent study. If you are an undergraduate interested in a research experience in our lab, please download our lab application and submit materials to for consideration.

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