Treatment and Research for the Underserved with Stress and Trauma

Welcome to the TRUST Lab at the UCLA Department of Psychology. 

The TRUST lab uses research to improve access to, and quality of, care for diverse, low-resource, and underserved populations affected by traumatic and stressful events. The lab is led by Dr. Lauren Ng in collaboration with colleagues, students, and research team members throughout the world. She currently has research projects in the US, Ethiopia, and Rwanda.

Prospective PhD Student information Here.

Recent News

New Article:
In the International Journal of Mental Health Systems:

Experience of traumatic events in people with severe mental illness in a low-income country: a qualitative study.
Citation and Open Access Article can be found Here.

New Article:
In the Trauma Psychology News:

Integrating familismo in evidence-based trauma therapies to increase treatment engagement among Latine youth.
Citation and Open Access Article can be found Here.

Congratulations to all seven TRUST lab RAs who presented research and work at the 2023 UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference. All of their hard work and dedication to pursuing independent research has paid off with beautiful research Poster Presentations and informative Data Blitz talks. More information and posters can be found here.

New Publication:
In Cambridge Prisms: Global Mental Health:

Effective Training Practices for Non-Specialist Providers to Promote High Quality Mental Health Intervention Delivery: A Narrative Review with Four Case Studies from Kenya, Ethiopia, and the United States.
Citation and Open Access Article can be found Here.

New Publication:
In the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

Editorial: Youth Psychotherapy Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Throughout the World: Beyond Efficacy, Towards Accessibility
Citation and Article Information can be found Here.

New Undergraduate Volunteer Research Positions Available!. More information and application instructions can be found here

New Publication:
In the journal Behavior, Research, and Therapy:

A pragmatic feasibility trial of the Primary Care Intervention for PTSD: A health service delivery model to reduce health disparities for low-income and BIPOC youth.
Citation and Open Access Article can be found Here.

Congratulations Megha Nagaswami on receiving the 2023 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for her research on early life adversity and intimate partner conflict.


More news and announcements here.