RESEARCH FOCI: Severe Mental Illness, Stigma & Health Inequities, Emerging Adults, Racial/ Ethnic Minorities
Hales, J. B., Petty, E. A., Collins, G., & Blaser, R. E. (2021). Contribution of the hippocampus to performance on the traveling salesperson problem in rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 405, 113177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2021.113177
Collins, G. & Stephens, D. P. (2022, October). Afro Latina Identity and Social Justice Movements. Poster presentation at the National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
Collins, G., Stephens, D. P., Thomas, Z. Matos, N., & Baker, R. (2022, June). Afro-Latina Identity: Perceptions of Inclusion and Affinity to Social Movements. Poster presented for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Conference. San Juan, PR.
Collins, G. & Wanic, R. (2020). Morenas en España: Discrimination and Prejudice during Study Abroad for College- Aged Black Women in Spain. Presented poster presentation at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS- Virtual).
Collins, G. & Wanic, R. (2019). The Experience of Black College Aged Women in Spain. Presented oral presentation at The University of San Diego 2019 Summer Research Conference, San Diego, CA.
Petty, E.A., Collins, G., Paul, J., Long-Iyer, K. Blaser, R. & Hales, J.B. (2018). Effect of hippocampal lesions in rats on the Traveling Salesman Problem. Presented poster at the Society for Neuroscience FUN session, 2018, San Diego, CA.
Collins, G.B., Petty, E.A., Abouchedid, D. & Hales, J.B (2018). The Role of Memory in Solving the Traveling Salesman Problem in Rats and the Effect of Hippocampal Lesions in Rats. Presented oral presentation at The University of San Diego 2018 Summer Research Conference, San Diego, CA.
A voice for Black Miami, FIU professor embarks on his final tour. (February 2022). FIU News.
To view research projects that GQ has taken a leadership role in developing and/ or implementing, please visit our Current Research and Completed Research study pages.Current Research
Severe mental illness symptoms typically first occur in the second decade of individuals' lives. This quantiative study will examine emerging adults' perceptions of severe mental illness symptoms and culturally informed response motivations.
Mental health stigmas are often informed by familial and cultural values. The experiences of LatinX individuals whose close family members have severe mental illness will be examined in this qualitative research study.