Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology
PhD, University of Southern California
Dr. Tamra Burns Loeb received her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Southern California in 1995. She has more than 20 years of experience conducting research in mental health disparities with diverse community samples and creating screening tools and indexes that measure trauma in novel ways. Her research emphasizes the deleterious consequences of cumulative stress and trauma, including experiences of discrimination on mental health and the importance of assessing lifetime trauma and adversity burden in interventions designed to reduce mental health disparities.
She has been an investigator in the National Institute of Mental Health-funded UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma, and Mental Health Disparities since 2006. Her work has also involved supervising and mentoring UCLA undergraduates, postbaccalaureate students, social welfare students, and medical students in grant writing, conducting clinical interviews, data interpretation, and manuscript preparation. Her professional career has also included extensive experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students.