Usha Tummala-Narra

Director of Community Education
Licensed Psychologist
Research Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Usha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and the Director of Community-Based Education at the Danielsen Institute and Research Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. Her research and scholarship focus on immigration, trauma, race, and culturally-informed psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Her publications include over 90 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books. She is also in Independent Practice, and works primarily with survivors of trauma from diverse sociocultural backgrounds. She is the author of Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy (2016) the editor of Trauma and Racial Minority Immigrants: Turmoil, Uncertainty, and Resistance (2021), both published by the American Psychological Association Books.


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