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Jessica Goodkind

Associate Professor

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SSCI 1082

Curriculum vitae


Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2002

Research Interests

Sociology of Health and Medicine , Race and Ethnicity , Community-based Participatory Research

Social determinants of health/mental health , Community-based mental health interventions , Native American, refugee, and immigrant populations , Mixed methods research , Cultural competency/humility

Recent/Select Publications:

Goodkind, Jessica, Beverly Gorman, Julia M. Hess, Danielle P. Parker, and Richard L. Hough.  2015.  “Reconsidering Culturally Competent Approaches to American Indian Healing and Well-Being.”  Qualitative Health Research, 25(4), 486-499. doi:10.1177/1049732314551056

Hess, Julia M., Brian Isakson, Ann Githinji, Natalie Roche, Kathryn Vadnais, Danielle P. Parker, and Jessica Goodkind.  2014.  “Reducing Mental Health Disparities Through Transformative Learning:  A Social Change Model with Refugees and Students.”  Psychological Services, 11(3):  347-356. doi: 10.1037/a0035334

Goodkind, Jessica, Julia M. Hess, Brian Isakson, Marianna LaNoue, Ann Githinji, Natalie Roche, Kathryn Vadnais, and Danielle P. Parker.  2014.  “Reducing Refugee Mental Health Disparities:  A Community-Based Intervention to Address Post-Migration Stressors with African Adults.”  Psychological Services, 11(3): 333-346. doi: 10.1037/a0035081

Goodkind, J., Hess, J.M., Gorman, B., & Parker, D.P. (2012). “We’re still in a struggle”: Diné resilience, survival, historical trauma, and healing. Qualitative Health Research, 22(8), 1019-1036. DOI: 10.1177/1049732312450324

Willging, C.E., Goodkind, J., Lamphere, L., Saul, G., Fluder, S., & Seanez, P. (2012). The impact of state behavioral health reform on Native American individuals, families, and communities. Qualitative Health Research, 22(7), 880-896. DOI: 10.1177/1049732312440329

Goodkind, J., LaNoue, M., Lee, C., Freeland, L., & Freund, R. (2012). Feasibility, acceptability, and initial findings from a community-based cultural mental health intervention for American Indian youth and their families. Journal of Community Psychology, 40(4), 381-405. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.20517

Goodkind, J., Githinji, A., & Isakson, B. (2011). Reducing health disparities experienced by refugees resettled in urban areas: A community-based transdisciplinary intervention model (pp. 41-55). In M. Kirst, N. Schaefer-McDaniel, S. Hwang, & P. O’Campo (Eds.). Converging disciplines: A transdisciplinary research approach to urban health problems. New York, NY: Springer.

Goodkind, J., Ross-Toledo, K., John, S., Hall, J.L., Ross, L., Freeland, L., Coletta, E., Becenti-Fundark, T., Poola, C., Begay-Roanhorse, R., & Lee, C. (2010). Promoting healing and restoring trust: Policy recommendations for improving behavioral health care for American Indian/Alaska Native adolescents. American Journal of Community Psychology, 46(3), 386-394. DOI 10.1007/s10464-010-9347-4

Faculty Public Sociology & Community Engagement

Jessica Goodkind studies socialization and adaptation of recently resettled refugees from around the world; she puts that expertise to work in New Mexico by advising both refugee organizations and resettlement agencies on how best to help refugees adapt to and become productive members of American society.