The TRUST Lab

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.

Recent News

Dr. Lauren Ng and Dr. Archana Basu have written a new article for the ISTSS StressPoints newsletter. The article cover Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Trauma Informed Care.

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies link can be found here: Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Principles Operationalized through the Trauma-Informed ‎Care (TIC) Framework

Graduate Student Yesenia Aguilar Silvan has been awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation! Yesenia’s current research focuses on identifying and addressing mutable factors that contribute to documented healthcare disparities in care access, continuity, quality, and outcomes for vulnerable populations.

Dr. Lauren Ng has been selected as an Affiliated Faculty of the UCLA Center for Community Engagement!

The Center seeks to create and strengthen visibility and connection among community-engaged scholars at UCLA whose research and/or teaching is embedded in the principles of reciprocal community engagement.  More information about the Center can be found here.

New Publication:
In the Journal of Attention Disorders:

Social Determinants of Health and ADHD Symptoms in Preschool-Age Children (Article Link)

More news and announcements here.