Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

Affiliation

Wayne State University
Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship Program
Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute

Education

Funding

Principle Investigator

  • 2018: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine; $45,000
  • 2015: Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine; $25,000

Trainee

  • 2018: Trainee Award for the 2018 Summer Training Institute for Research in Child Abuse and Neglect, funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • 2007-09: Bridges to the Baccalaureate Scholar Program funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Publications (N = 39)

202 Google Scholar Citations, h-index 9, i10-index 9

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (N = 19)

*Winner of the Richard P. Kluft Award for Journal of Trauma & Dissociation 2016 Best Article

*Top 10 Most Cited Article of 2016 in Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, & Policy

Book Chapters (N = 2)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2014). Ebony in the ivory tower: Dismantling the stronghold of racial inequality from the inside out. In K. J. Fasching-Varner, R. Reynolds, K. Albert, & L. Martin, (Eds.), Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice: Writing Wrong (pp. 113-117). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

  • Gómez, J. M., Smith, C. P., & Freyd, J. J. (2014). Zwischenmenschlicher und institutioneller verrat [Interpersonal and institutional betrayal]. In R. Vogt (Ed.), Verleumdung und Verrat: Dissoziative Störungen bei schwer traumatisierten Menschen als Folge von Vertrauensbrüchen (pp. 82-90). Roland, Germany: Asanger Verlag.

Scholarly Publications (N = 7)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2016, May 11). Cultural betrayal trauma theory [Dissertation].

  • Gómez, J. M. (2015). Conceptualizing trauma: In pursuit of culturally relevant research. Trauma Psychology Newsletter (American Psychological Association Division 56), 10, 40-44.

  • Gómez, J. (2015). Rape, Black men, and the degraded Black woman: Feminist psychologists’ role in addressing within-group sexual violence. The Feminist Psychologist: Newsletter for the Society of the Psychology of Women (American Psychological Association Division 35), 42, 12-13.

  • Noll, L. K., & Gómez, J. M. (2013). Rotating betrayal blindness and the non-linear path to knowing. In Blind to Betrayal.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2013, June). The “Imposter Syndrome”? Dealing with racism from fellow graduate students in psychology. Psych Discourse—News Journal of the Association of Black Psychologists, 47, 23.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2012). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: The impact of culture on the effects of trauma. In Blind to Betrayal.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2011). Anxious attachment as a mediator between child sexual abuse and dating violence victimization among young women. San Diego State University Psychology Honors Thesis Journal, 1, 2-8.

Publications for the General Public (N = 11)

Grants, Awards, and Honors

Editorial Experience

Co-Editor: 2018-21

Journal of Trauma & Dissociation Special Issue: Discrimination, Violence, & Healing in Marginalized Communities

Co-Editor: 2012-15
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation Special Issue: Self Injury & Suicidality- The Impact of Trauma & Dissociation, Volume 16(3), Spring 2015

Member of Editorial Board: 2018
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

Member of Student Editorial Board: 2018-19
Child Maltreatment

Ad-Hoc Peer Reviewer:
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal: 2018
Violence Against Women: 2018
Violence & Victims: 2017
Developmental Psychology (co-reviewer): 2017
Child Maltreatment (co-reviewer): 2017
Ethnicity & Health: 2017
Journal of Interpersonal Violence: 2017
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation: 2011-17

Professional Presentations (N = 48)

Invited Talks: International (N = 1)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2015, May). Cultural betrayal trauma theory. Invited talk for University of Johannesburg Department of Psychology Colloquium, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Invited Talks: Domestic (N = 10)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, September). Managing work-life balance, pressure, and imposter syndrome for graduate students. In S. Thomas (Chair), Persistence and financial planning for graduate school. Symposium conducted at The Fall Michigan Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Conference, East Lansing, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, April). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: New horizons in trauma research. Invited talk for 2018 Virginia State University Seventh Black Psychology Research Conference, Petersburg, VA.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, September). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: Impact of inequality and identity. Invited talk for University of Michigan Department of Psychology Personality & Social Contexts Area Brownbag, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2016, April). Sexual violence at college: From betrayal and inequality to research and action. Invited talk for University of Oregon Psi Chi Speaker Series, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2016, February). Dance Theatre of Harlem: Apartheid and dancing through barriers. Invited talk for University of Oregon Black History Month Celebration: Black, Then and There: A Tribute to the Harlem Renaissance, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2015, November). The psychology of betrayal trauma: Implications for understanding sexual violence. Invited Keynote Address for the Annual Center For Community Counseling Mental Health Conference: Roadmap to the Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Violence, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2015, September). Oppression and campus sexual violence: The need for inclusivity in research, intervention, and advocacy. Invited talk for the University of Oregon Social Justice Summit, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2015, January). Exclusion and institutional betrayal: A psychological perspective of Black life at University of Oregon. In C. Jackson (Chair), A hidden history: Contextualizing Oregon’s Historical and sociological African American migration. Invited talk for the University of Oregon Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence Panel for the Martin Luther King, JR. Week of Events, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2014, June). The psychology of betrayal trauma: Interpersonal, institutional, & cultural. Center for Community Counseling, Eugene, Invited talk for the Center for Community Counseling Speaker Schedule, Eugene, OR.

  • Ulloa, E. C., & Gómez, J. M. (2010, May). Understanding teen and young adult relationship violence. Invited Talk for the Alliant University Forensic Psychology Society Colloquium, San Diego, CA.

Invited Talks: Wayne State University (N = 5)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, September). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: Discrimination, violence, and healing. Invited talk for the Wayne State University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences Chairman’s Grand Rounds, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, January). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: Violence in minority populations. Invited talk for Wayne State University School of Social Work Brownbag Series, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, December). The road (so far) of cultural betrayal trauma theory: Tribulations and successes. Invited talk for Wayne State University Department of Psychology Diversity Discussions Series, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, December). Spotlight on cultural betrayal trauma theory. Invited talk for Wayne State University Spotlight on Postdoctoral Scholar Award, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, September). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: How inequality impacts trauma outcomes. Invited talk for Wayne State University Department of Psychology Clinical Psychology Research Seminar, Detroit, MI.

Paper Presentations (N = 13)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, September). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: What We Know. Paper presentation at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Racism Lab, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, March). Institutional betrayal against people who use drugs. In R. Thompson (Chair), How the treatment/recovery narrative perpetuates harm and human rights violations. Symposium conducted at the United Nations 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs 2018 Side Events, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, March). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: Theory, evidence, and future directions. Paper presentation for Wayne State University Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Child & Family Development Colloquium Series, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, March). Cultural betrayal tauma theory: Inequality, violence, and healing. Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Child & Family Development Board Meeting, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, December). What is cultural betrayal trauma theory: Understanding inequality in victimization. Paper presented to University of Michigan Institute of Social Research Racism Lab, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, November). Future directions in cultural betrayal trauma theory. Paper presented to Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Steering Committee, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, September). Introducing cultural betrayal as a new dimension of harm: Intra-racial vs. interracial trauma. Paper presented at Michigan Regional Postdoctoral Symposium, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, April). Insomnia and depression among Black and White suicidal military members. Paper presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Sleep & Anxiety Treatment and Research Program Sleep Seminar, Charleston, SC.

  • Gómez, J. M., Smith, C. P., & Freyd, J. J. (2017, April). Minority students' experience of discrimination and institutional betrayal. Paper presentation at The Pacific Sociological Association’s 88th Annual Meeting/Conference: Institutional Betrayal: Inequity, Discrimination, Bullying, and Retaliation in Academia, Portland, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2015, September). Sexual trauma, internalized prejudice, and ethnic identity: The impact of cultural betrayal. Paper presented at the 2015 Conference of Ford Fellows, Washington, D.C.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2012, October). Non-suicidal self injury, child sexual abuse, & hallucinations: An exploratory study. Paper presentation presented at the University of Oregon Department of Psychology Colloquium: First Year Projects, Eugene, OR.

  • Miller, T., Gómez, J. M., Ulloa, E. C., & Hokoda, A. (2010, September). Association between dating violence victimization & perpetration among adolescents. Paper presentation presented at the Institute of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma International Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M, Braga, D., Ulloa, E. C., & Hokoda, A. (2010, April). Helpless attributions as mediator between dating violence victimization and depression: Differences by gender. Paper presentation presented at the Western Psychological Association Regional Conference, Cancun, México.

Poster Presentations (N = 18)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, April). Cultural betrayal trauma theory as a guide for examining gender differences in trauma-related hallucinations in Latino youth. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, September). Testing cultural betrayal trauma theory: Within-group violence victimization among Black college students. Poster presented at the 22nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma: Building Peace by Linking Research, Practice, Advocacy & Policy to End Violence & Abuse, San Diego, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2017, September). Psychological outcomes of within-group sexual violence: Evidence of cultural betrayal. Poster presented at the 22nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma: Building Peace by Linking Research, Practice, Advocacy & Policy to End Violence & Abuse, San Diego, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M., Rosenthal, M. N., Smith, C. P., & Freyd, J. J. (2015, August). Participant reactions to sexual violence questionnaires: Implications for campus climate surveys. Poster presented at the 20th International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma, San Diego, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2014, October). *Changes in identity as a result of betrayal trauma? *Poster presented at the 31st annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Long Beach, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2014, June). What’s in a name? Variability in identification with minority identity. Poster presented at The Third Biennial American Psychological Association Division 45 Research Conference, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2014, June). Sexual trauma, cultural betrayal, and PTSD within cultural minorities. Poster presented at The Third Biennial American Psychological Association Division 45 Research Conference, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M., Smith, C. P., & Freyd, J. J. (2014, June). Minority students’ experience of discrimination and institutional betrayal. Poster presented at The Third Biennial American Psychological Association Division 45 Research Conference, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2014, April). Dissociation, high betrayal child sexual abuse, and hallucinations. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2013, August). High betrayal child sexual abuse, self injury, & hallucinations. Poster presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

  • Braga, D., Gómez, J. M., Hokoda, A., & Ulloa, E. C. (2010, August). Anxious attachment as a mediator between anger control and dating violence perpetration. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M., Ulloa, E. C., & Hokoda, A. (2009, November). Child sexual abuse as a correlate to the perpetration and victimization of dating violence. Poster presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Phoenix, AZ.

  • Gómez, J. M., Braga, D., Lewis, M., Hokoda, A., & Ulloa, E. C. (2009, September). Attributional styles, dating violence victimization, and depression: A mediation model. Poster presented at the Institute of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma International Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Lewis, M., Gómez, J. M., Weldon, A., Miller, T., Ulloa, E. C. & Hokoda, A. (2009, September). Anger control: A mediator between parental conflict and dating violence. Poster presented at the Institute of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma International Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M., Antônio, T., Koller, S., Hokoda, A., Ulloa, E. C., Miller, T., & Jordan, B. (2009, April). Teen relationship violence among Brazilian homeless youth: A descriptive study. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Regional Conference, Portland, OR.

  • Stamper, B., Gómez, J. M., Hokoda, A., & Ulloa, E. C. (2009, April). Examining the relationship between jealousy and sexual violence in teen dating relationships. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Regional Conference, Portland, OR.

  • Baeressan, K., Gómez, J. M., Akré, E., Ulloa, E. C., & Hokoda, A. (2008, September). Examining depression, harmful family influences, and adolescent dating violence: A mediational model. Poster presented at the Institute of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma International Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Akré, E., Gómez, J. M., Hokoda, A., & Ulloa, E. C. (2008, April). Examining depression, family conflict, and teen relationship violence in Mexican adolescents: A mediation model. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Regional Conference, Irvine, CA.

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor: 1 upper division undergraduate course
  • Co-Instructor: 1 upper division undergraduate course
  • Lab Instructor: 2 undergraduate statistics courses
  • Teaching Assistant: 18 undergraduate courses
  • Guest Lecturer: 18 lectures in undergraduate courses
  • Guest Speaker: 10 talks to undergraduate and graduate courses, seminars, workshops, and lab meetings

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Wayne State University Graduate School (2018). Postdoctoral to faculty transition (PFT) fellow, Jennifer Gómez, receives Ford Foundation Fellowship.

Carpenter, J. (2018). The ‘emotional tax’ afflicting women of color at work. CNN Money.

Deep, C. (2017). New trauma theory examines cultural betrayal. Imprints Newsletter (Fall 2017), Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development, Wayne State University, 1-2.

Wayne State University News Room (2017). Postdoctoral to faculty transition fellowship program welcomes first cohort.

DuBois, R. (2017). Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine Update: July 7, 2017.

Uhde, T. W. (2017). Medical University of South Carolina Psychiatry Chair Update: July 6, 2017.

Association of Black Psychologists Student Circle Research (2017). Student Spotlight: Dissertation— Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory.

University of Oregon Division of Equity and Inclusion (2016). University of Oregon Division of Equity and Inclusion Community Portraits presents Jennifer M. Gómez.

University of Oregon Graduate School (2016). A Promising Scholar’s path from ballet to her own theory about culture and betrayal in trauma.

Tsai, V. (2015). Graduate Student Spotlight: Jennifer Gomez. Psychobabble, Fall Term, 2.

Chesler, P., Caplan, P. J., & Gómez, J. M. (2014, January 22). Feminism and Betrayal. Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen Radio Show, Invited Speaker.

South Bank Show (2004). Dance Theatre of Harlem feature on the South Bank Show (UK).

AFFILIATIONS

  • 2017-18: National Postdoctoral Association
  • 2017-18: National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID)- Diversity Scholars Network
  • 2013-17: Association of Black Psychologists