Gemima St. Louis, PhD
Dr. Gemima St. Louis is a Core Faculty in the Department of Clinical Psychology and the Concentration on Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR) at MSPP. Her primary clinical and research focus is on ethnically-diverse children, adolescents, and families with histories of trauma, chronic diseases, and behavioral and emotional challenges. Dr. St. Louis has developed culturally-sensitive psychoeducational programs for youth and women, and conducted research on trauma and HIV disease among ethnic minority and immigrant groups. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of PATHWAYS, a school-based prevention and intervention program that provides trauma-oriented, evidence-informed mental health services to youth who are at risk for truancy and suspension in the Boston Public Schools. Over the past few years, Dr. St. Louis has actively engaged in global mental health and capacity-building initiatives in Haiti, and now serves as the President of the Boston-based Haitian Mental Health Network. At MSPP, she is chairing a committee responsible for developing a Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health.