Destiny Printz Pereira

Graduate Student

Destiny Printz Pereira, M.S. is a sixth-year doctoral student currently completing her APA internship. Prior to her graduate education, she worked as a research project manager for four years at the Yale School of Medicine and VA Healthcare System. She is primarily interested in coping and resilience in Black and brown communities and low-income parents and children, to reduce the adverse mental and physical health impacts of chronic stress and trauma across the lifespan. Her current research focuses on the psychosocial and biological mechanisms of the intergenerational transmission of trauma, oppression/discrimination, risk/resiliency factors, and equitable assessment of traumatic stress. One of her long-term career goals include developing and delivering sustainable and culturally informed early family and parent-child interventions for trauma and chronic stress exposure.

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