Jennifer M. Gómez

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Dr. Jennifer M. Gómez, National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow and Ford Fellow, earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2017 from University of Oregon. Currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Wayne State University (WSU) Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship Program, she is incoming faculty in WSU’s Department of Psychology and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development (Fall 2019). Her research focuses on the impact of abuse in Black and other minority youth and young adults. She has published over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, scholarly writings, and pieces for the general public. Additionally, she is the lead co-editor of the upcoming special issue of Journal of Trauma & Dissociation—Discrimination, Violence, & Healing in Marginalized Communities (2018-2021). In proposing cultural betrayal trauma theory, Dr. Gómez identifies cultural betrayal as a dimension of within-group abuse that harms Black and other minority survivors. http://jmgomez.org

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Education

  • 2019 
    Wayne State University, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2017 
    University of Oregon, Ph.D.

Honours

Ford Fellow; National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow