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Andrea N. Trejo

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Ph.D. Student and Graduate Research Assistant

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
M.A. Marital and Family Therapy University of San Diego 2019
B.A. Psychology University of California, San Diego 2017

Research

Andrea Trejo is a doctoral student studying Human Development and Family Science, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, at the University of Georgia. Her professional interests center around integrated behavioral health and global mental health. She specifically aims to understand and address health disparities in Spanish-speaking Latinx, immigrant, refugee and asylum-seeking communities in specialty care settings.

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
University of San Diego - Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy Graduate Assistant 1
University of California, San Diego - Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Research Assistant 3

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Research and Education Foundation 2020-2021
Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2019-2020
Marital and Family Therapy Student of the Year University of San Diego Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy 2019
HRSA Project TeamUP Stipend Recipient University of San Diego Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy, HRSA Project TeamUP 2018-2019
Dean's Graduate Merit Scholar University of San Diego Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy 2018

Outreach

In collaboration with faculty and graduate students in the Marital and Family Therapy and Nursing programs at the University of San Diego, Andrea Trejo has assisted in providing short-term, culturally-responsive support to asylum-seeking families in San Diego, California. In addition, Ms. Trejo has participated in multiple events aiming to expose underrepresented minority students to post-secondary education and behavioral health careers. She hopes to continue supporting these populations in Georgia. 

Areas of Expertise

Marital and family therapy; Spanish language therapy, mental health; behavioral health


 

Current Research

Ms. Trejo currently supports Dr. Elizabeth Wieling's scholarship in global mental health; mental and relational health in Latinx, immigrant, and refugee communities; and prevention, implementation, and dissemination science. Under Dr. Wieling's supervision, she assists with research on evidence-based treatments, including parenting interventions, for families and children affected by traumatic stress. Ms. Trejo's additional responsibilities include data analysis, manuscript writing, and preparing proposals of submission for external funding. Ms. Trejo also supports with data collection for the Dallas Project on Education Pathways (DPREP) as part of the UGA Social Determinants of Child Development Lab (PI: Dr. Margaret Caughy).

Publications

Refereed Publications

Wieling, E., Trejo, A. N., Patterson, J. E., Weingarten, K., Falicov, C., Hernández, A. V., Cook Heffron, L., Faulkner, M., & Parra-Cardona, J. R. (2020). Standing and responding in solidarity with disenfranchised immigrant families in the United States: An ongoing call for action. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 46(4): 561-576. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmft.12460

Book Chapters

Montross-Thomas, L. P. & Trejo, A. N. (2016). Having their stories heard: Dignity therapy at the end of life. In Doka, K.J. (Ed.), Managing conflict, finding meaning- helping families at life’s end (pp.77-83). Washington, DC: Hospice Foundation of America.

Other

Montross-Thomas, L. P., Merryweather, E., Trejo, A. N., & Porensky, E. (2017) Sidewalk chalk art: A creative way to engage millennials in palliative care [Letter to the editor]. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 20(4): 314-315. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2016.0529

Panels & Presentations

Trejo, A. N., & Wieling, E. (2020, November 12-14). Seeking asylum: Implications for clinicians and educators [Conference session]. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Orlando, FL, United States (In-person conference canceled).

Trejo, A. N., Lusenhop, R. W., Ogbeide, S., Emko, N., & Ring, J. (2020, October 7-10). "I don't see color": An introduction to race equity and cultural humility in health and behavioral healthcare [Conference session]. Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Philadelphia, PA, United States (Virtual Conference). 

Boe, J. L., Trejo, A. N., & Ellis, E. M. (2020, October 7-10). Beyond the borders of gender and immigration: Strategies for transgender-inclusive integrated care [Webcast]. Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Philadelphia, PA, United States (Virtual Conference). 

Stewart, S., & Trejo, A. N. (2020, March 12-14). Instilling hope: Empowering asylum-seeking families through student service learning [Conference session]. International Family Therapy Association Annual World Family Therapy Congress, Basel, Switzerland. (Conference canceled)

Trejo, A. N., Stewart, S., Lebensohn-Chialvo, F., & Patterson, J. E. (2019, November 13-17). Increasing MFT student awareness of vulnerable populations: Aiding asylum seekers [Conference session]. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Minority Fellowship Program Training Institute, San Diego, CA, United States.

Lebensohn-Chialvo, F., Sudano, L. E., Shah, R. V., MacMillen, C., & Trejo, A. N. (2019, October 17-19). Diversifying the integrated care workforce: A call to action [Conference session]. Annual Conference of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Denver, CO, United States. https://www.integratedcareconference.com/workshops/diversifying-the-integrated-care-workforce-a-call-to-action/

Dempsey, M., Keenawinna, L., Marsh, N., Oliver, E., Smith, D., Stewart, S., Tran, K., Trejo, A. N., Wolfe, G., & Barnes, J. (2019, May 27- June 1). A pedagogical shift: Student-led activism and community engagement promote global relations [Conference session]. Annual National Conference of Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, Portland, OR, United States. https://www.ncore.ou.edu/media/filer_public/19/25/1925ee81-65eb-4582-89b4-d7fe33abe310/ncore_2019_program_guide_for_website.pdf

Trejo, A. N. (2019, April). An interdisciplinary perspective on intersectionality.  Panel presentation (with E. McCollim & E. Elzien) at University of San Diego School of Leadership and Science (SOLES) Annual Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Excellence Showcase, San Diego, CA, United States.

Professional Posters

Trejo, A. N., Vistica, L., Lebensohn-Chialvo, F., & Hall, K. (2019, April). Addressing the behavioral health pipeline: Minority student perspectives on effective recruitment strategies. Poster presented at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences’ Annual Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Excellence Showcase, San Diego, CA.

Trejo, A. N., Alvarez, A., Vistica, L., & Lebensohn-Chialvo, F. (2018, October). Diversifying the integrated behavioral health workforce: Minority student perspectives on effective recruitment and retention strategies. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Rochester, NY.

Sundaram, J., Montross-Thomas, L. P., Meier, E., Martin, A. S., Daly, R., Trejo, A. N., & Jeste, D. V. (2014, May). More than just better physical health: Can integrative medicine increase sagacity in older adults? Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Orlando, FL.

Professional Affiliations

2018 - Present | Member, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA)

2019 - Present | Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

2019 - Present | Member, National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA)

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