Jessy Guler

BS (May, 2014) University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
MS (May, 2016) Duke University, Durham, NC
Primary office:
Dole Human Development Center


Summary

I am interested in mass trauma exposure and examining the risk and protective factors that influence resilience and health among refugee and immigrant youth and their families. I conduct qualitative and quantitative research with culturally- and linguistically-diverse families to better understand the ways in which exposure to war/conflict, terrorism, and forced migration influence cognitive processes, psychopathology, and long-term outcomes post-resettlement. I am passionate about the field of global mental health and the pursuit of examining systems of healthcare delivery that address the needs of underserved, vulnerable populations of children and their families in low-resource global settings.

Selected Publications

Okazaki, S., Guler, J., Haarlammert, M., & Liu, S.R. (In press). Translating psychological research on immigrants and refugees. Translational Issues in Psychological Science.

Guler, J., de Vries, P., Seris, N., Shabalala, N., & Franz, L. (2018). The importance of context in       early autism intervention: A qualitative South African study. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 22, 1005-1017.

Guler, J., Roberts, M. C., Medina-Mora, M. E., Robles, R., Gureje, O., Keeley, J. W., Kogan, C., Sharan, P., Khoury, B., Pike, K. M., Kulygina, M., Krasnov, V. N., Matsumoto, C., M., Stein, D., Min, Z., Maruta, T., & Reed, G. M. (2018). Global collaborative team performance for the revision of the international classification of diseases: A case study of the world health organization field studies coordination group. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 18, 189-200.

Guler, J., Guler, C., & Szente, J. (2014). The influence of previous traumatic experiences on Haitian child refugees’ conceptualization of fear. The Undergraduate Research Journal, 7, 27-37.

Selected Presentations

Guler, J., Monzon, A.D., Amaro, C.M., Noser, A.E., Christofferson, J., & Roberts, M.C. (Accepted). Team viability among pediatric psychologists: A qualitative application of team science in the context of interdisplinary pediatric psychology teams. Poster presentation submitted to the meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Chicago, IL.

Guler, J., Kichline, T., Hambrick, E., & Vernberg, E. (Accepted). Crossing global borders on American soil: Service-related needs, strengths, and challenges for resettled refugees living in low-resource settings in the United States. Poster accepted to be presented at the meeting of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – “Global Mental Health Research without Borders”, Bethesda, MD.

Guler, J., Monzon, A. D., Amaro, C. M., Noser, A. E., & Roberts, M.C. (Accepted). Understanding the application of team science from the perspectives of pediatric psychologists in diverse organizational settings: An in-depth qualitative study. In M.C. Roberts (Chair), Team science and interdisciplinary collaboration in context of the field of pediatric psychology: Current practices and future directions. Symposium accepted to be presented at the meeting of the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPPAC), New Orleans, LA.

Guler, J., Kichline, T., Hambrick, E., & Vernberg, E. (Accepted). Service providers perspectives of physical health problems among resettled refugee families in the United States: A qualitative study. Poster presentation accepted to be presented at the meeting of the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPPAC), New Orleans, LA.

Guler, J., Hambrick, E., Kichline, T., & Vernberg, E. (2018, November). Challenges in the identification and treatment of mental health problems among resettled refugees: Ecological perspectives of multidisciplinary refugee service providers. Poster session presented at the meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Washington, DC. *Noted as an ISTSS Student Poster Award Winner (Honorable Mention).

Guler, J., Kichline, T., Hambrick, E., & Vernberg, E. (2018, October). Schematic incongruence in refugee parent-child dyads: Service providers perspectives of forced migration and the refugee resettlement experience. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Kansas City, MO.

Guler, J., Hambrick, E., Owen, B., & Vernberg, E. (2017, November). Resettled refugee families’ needs,     strengths, and challenges: A qualitative analysis of the perspectives of refugee service providers. Poster session presented at the meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Chicago, IL.

Franz, L., Guler, J., Seris, N., Shabalala, N., & de Vries, P. (2016, May). Adapting caregiver-mediated early autism interventions in South Africa: Contextual factors and acceptability of caregiver involvement. In J.S. Singh (Chair), Understanding Cultural Differences in Diagnostic and Treatment Services for Children with ASD. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Baltimore, MD.

Franz, L., Guler, J., Seris, N., Shabalala, N., & de Vries, P. (2016, April). Pilot study to improve       access to early intervention for autism in Africa. Poster session presented at the meeting of the World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO) – “Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Priority”, Washington, DC.

Guler, J., & Berman, S. L. (2014, March). Identity formation among adolescent refugees. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation (SRIF), Austin, TX.

Guler, J., Guler, C., & Berman, S. L. (2013, April). Adolescent refugee identity development. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation (SRIF), Saint Paul, MN.


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