Christopher Gomez

Chris Gomez
  • BA (2017) UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • MA (2021) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Contact Info

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045


My research interests focus on contributing a personalized understanding of inhibiting and promoting factors, such as community violence exposure, acculturative stress, and social support, associated with the well-being of Latino children and adolescents. Currently, my efforts are focused on elucidating the spillover effect of adverse neighborhood experiences into the classroom.

Selected Publications

Rosenau, K., Hotez, E., Fernandes, P., Gomez, C., Eagan, K., Shea, L., & Kuo, A. (2023). Anxiety and depression in autistic college students: The Freshman Survey results. Cureus, 15(3).

Gomez, C. & Fite, P. J. (2022). Do after‐school activities help mitigate the negative impact of community violence exposure? A person‐centered approach. Journal of Community Psychology.

Fite, P., Baca, S., Gomez, C., Griffith, R., & Gudiño, O. (2022). Attitudes toward mental health services among detained adolescents: The role of CU traits. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 1-17.

Gomez, C. & Gudiño, O. (2022) Acculturative stress, anxiety, and depression in Latinx youth: The role of behavioral inhibition, cultural values, and active coping. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 1-12.

Lind, T., Lau, A. S., Guan, K., Gonzalez, J. C., Gomez, C., Chorpita, B., & Brookman-Frazee, L. (2021). Confronting stressors in the therapy room: Emergent Life Events in a multiple evidence-based practice implementation context. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 1-19.

Lind, T.E., Lau, A.S., Gomez, C., Rodriguez, A.N., Guan, K., Chorpita, B.F., Zhang, A., Brookman-Frazee, L. (2020). Emergent Life Events in the delivery of a caregiver-mediated evidence-based intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in publicly-funded mental health services. Autism. Published online January 31, 2020.

Gomez, C., Le, K., Crawley, M., & Lui, J. (2018) Practice corner: Community therapist reports of client engagement challenges during the implementation of multiple EBPs in children’s mental health. American Psychological Association Division 53.

Selected Presentations

Baca, S., Gomez, C., Hichborn, E., & Fite, P. (2023, August) Negative Life Experiences and Peer Victimization on Youth Internalizing Symptoms. Poster presented at the 2023 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Gomez, C., Baca, S., Ryder, S., & Gudiño, O. (2022, August) Understanding the Concurrence of Environmental Stressors in Latinx Youth: A Person-Centered Approach.Poster presented at the 2022 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Gomez, C. & Gudiño, O. (2020, November) Acculturative Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in Latinx Youth: The Role of Behavioral Inhibition, Cultural Values, and Active Coping. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) 54th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Gomez, C. Singh, M., & Gudiño, O. (2020, August) Characterizing Mental Health Provider Training to Treat Latinx Youth: A Mixed-Methods Approach. Poster presented at the 2020 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Gomez, C., Lau, A., Crawley, M., Rodriguez, A., & Brookman-Frazee, L. (2018, November). A comparative mixed-methods analysis: Burnout perspectives among bilingual Spanish- and English-only speaking therapists. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) 52nd Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Gomez, C., Lau, A., Lind, T., Rodriguez, A., Guan, K., Chlebowski, C., & Brookman-Frazee, L. (2018, April). The Influence of Emergent Life Events within the Context of An Individualized Mental Health Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the 2018 Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, CA.

Gomez, C., Moody, C., Baker, B. (2017, May). Parental Education and Culture as Predictors of Anglo and Latino Parenting. Poster presented at the UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Gomez, C., Wood, J. (2017, May). The Modular Evidence-Based-Practices for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder Program. Poster presented at the UCLA Research Week Undergraduate Conference, Los Angeles, CA.