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?
Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund