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Gemima St. LouisGemima St. Louis, PhD

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Faculty
Center of Excellence for Multicultural and Global Mental Health Co-Director
PATHWAYS Program Director

Dr. Gemima St. Louis is a Core Faculty in the Department of Clinical Psychology and the Concentration on Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR).  She is the Co-Director of the Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health at William James College (WJC). Her primary clinical and research focus is on ethnically-diverse children, adolescents and families with histories of trauma, chronic diseases, and behavioral and emotional challenges. Dr. St. Louis has developed culturally-sensitive psychoeducational programs for youth and women, and conducted research on trauma and HIV disease among ethnic minority and immigrant groups. Currently, she directs the PATHWAYS Program, a school-based initiative that provides trauma-focused mental health services to urban youth in the Boston Public Schools who are at risk for truancy, suspension and dropout. She is the Past-President of the Boston-based Haitian Mental Health Network and an alumna of APA’s Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology. Additionally, Dr. St. Louis is actively engaged in implementing mental health capacity-building programs in Haiti. She leads the annual Haiti Service Learning and Summer Immersion Program for WJC students and faculty.