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Dr. Kate (Murray) Wickhem '00

On Thursday, October 11, Dr. Kate (Murray) Wickhem '00 presented a talk entitled "Cross-Cultural Psychology: Health and Resilience among Immigrants and Refugees". The Speakers Series is sponsored by Psi Chi, the Psychology Department, and the J. William and Katherine C. Asher Endowed Research Fund.

Dr. Murray completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University in 2009 and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) at San Diego State University in 2012. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow in the SDSU/UCSD Cancer Center Comprehensive Partnership. Her research interests are on health disparities and the need for culturally competent and accessible health programs for under-served communities. In particular, her efforts aim to address the cultural, linguistic and other challenges that contribute to disparities among migrant and refugee communities, including efforts with the Latino, Sudanese, and Somali communities in San Diego. Her work focuses on using community-based efforts to increase culturally competent health programs to address health disparities.