Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University
Noni Gaylord-Harden is a Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University. Dr. Gaylord-Harden conducts research on stress, coping, and psychosocial functioning in Black youth and families in marginalized contexts. Her most recent work focuses on the impact of exposure to community violence on Black adolescents in disinvested, urban communities. The overarching goals of her work are to address disparities in community violence exposure and traumatic loss, to understand the impact of emotional desensitization and physiological hypersensitization to violence, and to minimize the deleterious impact of violence exposure by enhancing existing strengths and assets embedded in Black youth, families, and communities. Her team aims to utilize findings from this research to develop and implement culturally and contextually relevant, trauma-informed interventions for Black adolescents and families. She received her Master’s degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis.
Did you know?
Women in the U.S. are 28 times more likely to be killed by guns than women in other high-income countries.
Everytown analysis of the most recent year of gun deaths by country (2015 to 2019), GunPolicy.org (accessed January 7, 2022).