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Silvia Mazzula
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Degrees/Diplomas: Teachers College of Columbia University
Training Area: Clinical Psychology @ John Jay College
Research Interests: Latinx Psychology; Bicultural efficacy and mental health; Race-based cultural experiences, stress and trauma; Racial and cultural competencies in psychology; Diverse academic and leadership pipeline development.

Under the broad umbrella of “cultural responsive science”, Dr. Mazzula’s current research focuses on racial trauma, diverse academic pipeline development, and Latina/x/o mental health, with particular attention to socio-cultural identities (e.g., gender, ethnicity, race, social class) and race and culture as psychological and subconscious processes of of human thought and behavior. As an evaluator, she is an expert in developing process, benchmark measures and systemic guidelines to assess equitable, inclusive and culturally responsive research and scholarship and in social framework evaluation of discrimination and inclusiveness in the workplace.

Dr. Mazzula is a founder and Executive director of the Latina Researchers Network (LRN): the country’s first multi-disciplinary research network to support Latina doctoral level investigators, scholars and evaluators, where she manages program design, incubation and evaluation. Under her leadership, LRN has grown to 3,000+ members worldwide and has provided unparalleled access to Latinx role models and resources to succeed in the academy.   Learn more about LRN at