Jasmín Llamas, Ph.D. is a Bay Area native and Santa Clara University alum, receiving her bachelors in Combined Sciences and Psychology and master’s in Counseling Psychology. After SCU she attended University of California, Santa Barbara earning a doctorate in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, an additional master’s in Research Methodology, and a Certificate in College and University Teaching. She completed a fellowship at University of California, San Francisco with a specialization in public health and minority populations. Her research interests center on addressing health disparities and examining cultural factors that impact health and wellness, with emphasis on Latina/o populations. She currently has an NIH grant supporting her work to examine cultural factors impacting tobacco use among diverse young adults in the Bay Area. She is very active within the American Psychological Association and was selected to represent Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) at the Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests Leadership Development Institute. At SCU, she has a team of active research assistants that have presented with her at local and national conferences. Her research team is currently working on several projects including a longitudinal study on student debt, a program evaluation of the LEAD Scholars program, a mixed methods study on young adult tobacco use, and a new study examining smoke drift in multiunit housing.
Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology