I am interested in researching the ways in which natural disasters, war/conflict, terrorism, community violence, and forced migration can impact child psychopathology as well as intergenerational family functioning and resilience. I am particularly interested in researching within the space of refugee trauma and focusing my inquiries upon the mental health of refugee children, adolescents, and their families. I am passionate about the field of global mental health and the pursuit of developing international partnerships to improve mental health disparities in low- and middle-income countries and other low-resource settings.
Guler, J., Guler, C., & Szente, J. (2014). The influence of previous traumatic experiences on Haitian child refugees’ conceptualization of fear. The Undergraduate Research Journal, 7, 27-37.
Franz, L., Guler, J., Seris, N., Shabalala, N., & de Vries, P. (2016, May). Adapting Caregiver-Mediated Early Autism Interventions in South Africa: Contextual Factors and Acceptability of Caregiver Involvement. Panel presentation at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.
Franz, L., Guler, J., Seris, N., Shabalala, N., & de Vries, P. (2016, April). Pilot study to improve access to early intervention for autism in Africa. Poster presented at the World Bank and World Health Organization – Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Priority Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Kreutzer, C., Guler, J., & Mouloua, M. (2014, August). A reexamination of attitudes towards gay and lesbian adoptive parents. Poster presented at the 2014 American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Washington D.C.
Kreutzer, C., Guler, J., & Mouloua, M. (2014, May). Attitudes towards gay and lesbian adoption: A potential shift. Poster presented at the 2014 Association for Psychological Sciences Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA.
Guler, J., & Berman, S. L. (2014, March). Identity formation among adolescent refugees. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Identity Formation Conference, Austin, TX.
Guler, J., Guler, C., & Berman, S. L. (2013, May). Adolescent refugee identity development. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Identity Formation Conference, Saint Paul, MN.