Jennifer M. Gómez

Assistant Professor

Specialties

• Trauma, abuse, & violence

• Racism & intersectional oppression

• Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory

• Cultural competency/humility

• Trauma-informed care

• Institutional change

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faculty details

Bio

Jennifer M. Gómez is a Black feminist trauma researcher and race scholar dedicated to understanding the effects of physical, sexual and emotional trauma in diverse and marginalized populations. She developed cultural betrayal trauma theory (CBTT) as a tool for examining the impact of discrimination and inequality on abuse and cultural outcomes of interpersonal trauma. Her forthcoming book on CBTT, sexual abuse, and healing for Black women and girls will be published by the American Psychological Association (Expected Publication Date: 2023).

Gómez joined BUSSW in 2022 as an assistant professor and a faculty affiliate at the School’s Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health. She is on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Research Advisory Committee at the Center for Institutional Courage; senior researcher at University of Michigan’s RacismLab; research scientist at the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR); member of Dartmouth College’s external advisory committee for the Campus Climate & Culture Initiative; and member of the Scientific Committee of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD). Her research laboratory, The HOPE Lab, brings healing to the forefront of her work documenting and analyzing the effects of trauma.

Gómez is a former Ford Fellow (2015-16, 2018-19), 2021-22 Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) Fellow at Stanford University, and 2019 National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical & Child Adolescent Psychology and the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, and her research has been cited more than 1,000 times and been published in over 100 peer-reviewed journals, books, newsletters, regional and national media outlets, and the Open Science Framework.

Education

BA (Psychology)

San Diego State University

MS (Psychology)

University of Oregon

PhD (Clinical Psychology)

University of Oregon

Courses

Advanced Trauma Seminar (SSW CP 814)

Courses

Advanced Trauma Seminar (SSW CP 814)

Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Gómez, J. M. (expected 2023). Cultural betrayal: From violent silencing to healing from sexual abuse for Black women and girls. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hassoun Ayoub, L., Partridge, T., & Gómez, J. M. (in press). Two sides of the same coin: A mixed methods study of Black mothers’ experiences with violence, stressors, parenting, and coping during the pandemic. Journal of Social Issues. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/mkvf2

Gómez, J. M., Zounlome, N. O. O., & Noll, L. K. (2022). Development and initial validation of the Betrayal Blindness Questionnaires (BBQs): Past memory, current memory, and rotating betrayal blindness questionnaires. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma. Advanced online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2022.2112339
Preprint: https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/atdsj

Gómez, J. M. (2022). Epistemic oppression, construct validity, and scientific rigor: Commentary on Woo et al. (2022). Perspectives on Psychological Science. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/17456916211072830 . Preprint (accepted manuscript version) https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/szngk

Howard Valdivia, R. L., Ahrens, C. E., & Gómez, J. M. (2022). Violence victimization in Latina/o/x young adults: The multiplicative effects of cultural and high betrayal trauma. Advanced online publication. Journal of Family Trauma, Child Custody & Child Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/26904586.2022.2066596
Preprint (accepted manuscript version). https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/nt9uf

Gómez, J. M. (2022). Campus sexual harassment, other violence, and racism, oh my! Evidence from Black women undergraduates for a culturally competent university approach to Title IX. Advanced online publication. Feminist Criminology.
https://doi.org/10.1177/15570851211062574

Durkee, M. I., & Gómez, J. M. (2021). Mental health implications of the acting White accusation: The role of cultural betrayal and ethnic-racial identity among Black and Latina/o emerging adults. Advanced online publication. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1037/ort0000589

Zilioli, S., Gómez, J. M., Jiang, Y., & Rodríguez, J. (2021). Childhood socioeconomic status and cardiometabolic health: A test of the John Henryism hypothesis in African American elders. Advanced online publication. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glab280

Gómez, J. M. (2021). When solidarity hurts: (Intra)cultural trust, cultural betrayal sexual trauma, and PTSD in culturally diverse minoritized youth transitioning to adulthood. Advanced online publication. Transcultural Psychiatry, 59(3), 292-301.
https://doi.org/10.1177/13634615211062970

McGoron, L., Aikins, J., Trentacosta, C., Gómez, J. M., & Beeghly, M. (2022). School support, chaos, routines, & parents’ mental health during COVID-19 school closures. School Psychology, 37(2), 173-182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/spq0000467

Gómez, J. M., Noll, L. K., Adams-Clark, A. A., & Courtois, C. A. (2021). When colleagues betray: The harm of sexual boundary violations in psychotherapy extends beyond the victim. In A. (L.) Steinberg, J. L. Alpert, & C. A. Courtois (Eds.), Sexual Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy: Facing Therapist Indiscretions, Transgressions, and Misconduct (pp. 297–315). American Psychological Association.

Gómez, J. M., Gobin, R. L., & Barnes, M. (2021). Discrimination, violence, and healing within marginalized communities. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 22(2), 135-140. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2021.1869059

Gómez, J. M. (2020). Trainee perspectives on relational cultural therapy and cultural competency in supervision of trauma cases. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 30(1), 60-66. https://doi.org/10.1037/int0000154

Gómez, J. M., & Gobin, R. L. (2020). Black women and girls & #MeToo: Rape, cultural betrayal, & healing. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 82, 1-12.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-019-01040-0

Gómez, J. M. (2020). Exposure to discrimination, cultural betrayal, and intoxication as a Black female graduate student applying for tenure-track faculty positions. In Y. F. Niemann, G. Gutierrez y Muhs, & C. G. Gonzalez, Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, & Resistance of Women in Academia (pp. 204-214). Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado.

Gómez, J. M. (2019). What’s in a betrayal? Trauma, dissociation, and hallucinations among high-functioning ethnic minority emerging adults. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 28(10), 1181-1198. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2018.1494653

Gómez, J. M. (2019). What’s the harm? Internalized prejudice and intra-racial trauma as cultural betrayal among ethnic minority college students. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 89(2), 237-247. https://doi.org/10.1037/ort0000367

Gómez, J. M., Smith, C. P., Gobin, R. L., Tang, S. S., & Freyd, J. J. (2016). Collusion, torture, and inequality: Understanding the actions of the American Psychological Association as institutional betrayal. [Editorial] Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 17, 527-544. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2016.1214436

Gómez, J. M., Lewis, J. K, Noll, L. K., Smidt, A. M., & Birrell, P. J. (2016). Shifting the focus: Nonpathologizing approaches to healing from betrayal trauma through an emphasis on relational care. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation [Special Section], 17, 165-185. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2016.1103104

Gómez, J. M. (2015). Microaggressions and the enduring mental health disparity: Black Americans at risk for institutional betrayal. Journal of Black Psychology, 41, 121–143. https://doi.org/10.1177/00957798413514608

Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Gómez, J. M. (expected 2023). Cultural betrayal: From violent silencing to healing from sexual abuse for Black women and girls. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hassoun Ayoub, L., Partridge, T., & Gómez, J. M. (in press). Two sides of the same coin: A mixed methods study of Black mothers’ experiences with violence, stressors, parenting, and coping during the pandemic. Journal of Social Issues. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/mkvf2

Gómez, J. M., Zounlome, N. O. O., & Noll, L. K. (2022). Development and initial validation of the Betrayal Blindness Questionnaires (BBQs): Past memory, current memory, and rotating betrayal blindness questionnaires. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma. Advanced online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2022.2112339
Preprint: https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/atdsj

Gómez, J. M. (2022). Epistemic oppression, construct validity, and scientific rigor: Commentary on Woo et al. (2022). Perspectives on Psychological Science. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/17456916211072830 . Preprint (accepted manuscript version) https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/szngk

Howard Valdivia, R. L., Ahrens, C. E., & Gómez, J. M. (2022). Violence victimization in Latina/o/x young adults: The multiplicative effects of cultural and high betrayal trauma. Advanced online publication. Journal of Family Trauma, Child Custody & Child Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/26904586.2022.2066596
Preprint (accepted manuscript version). https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/nt9uf

Gómez, J. M. (2022). Campus sexual harassment, other violence, and racism, oh my! Evidence from Black women undergraduates for a culturally competent university approach to Title IX. Advanced online publication. Feminist Criminology.
https://doi.org/10.1177/15570851211062574

Durkee, M. I., & Gómez, J. M. (2021). Mental health implications of the acting White accusation: The role of cultural betrayal and ethnic-racial identity among Black and Latina/o emerging adults. Advanced online publication. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1037/ort0000589

Zilioli, S., Gómez, J. M., Jiang, Y., & Rodríguez, J. (2021). Childhood socioeconomic status and cardiometabolic health: A test of the John Henryism hypothesis in African American elders. Advanced online publication. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glab280

Gómez, J. M. (2021). When solidarity hurts: (Intra)cultural trust, cultural betrayal sexual trauma, and PTSD in culturally diverse minoritized youth transitioning to adulthood. Advanced online publication. Transcultural Psychiatry, 59(3), 292-301.
https://doi.org/10.1177/13634615211062970

McGoron, L., Aikins, J., Trentacosta, C., Gómez, J. M., & Beeghly, M. (2022). School support, chaos, routines, & parents’ mental health during COVID-19 school closures. School Psychology, 37(2), 173-182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/spq0000467

Gómez, J. M., Noll, L. K., Adams-Clark, A. A., & Courtois, C. A. (2021). When colleagues betray: The harm of sexual boundary violations in psychotherapy extends beyond the victim. In A. (L.) Steinberg, J. L. Alpert, & C. A. Courtois (Eds.), Sexual Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy: Facing Therapist Indiscretions, Transgressions, and Misconduct (pp. 297–315). American Psychological Association.

Gómez, J. M., Gobin, R. L., & Barnes, M. (2021). Discrimination, violence, and healing within marginalized communities. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 22(2), 135-140. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2021.1869059

Gómez, J. M. (2020). Trainee perspectives on relational cultural therapy and cultural competency in supervision of trauma cases. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 30(1), 60-66. https://doi.org/10.1037/int0000154

Gómez, J. M., & Gobin, R. L. (2020). Black women and girls & #MeToo: Rape, cultural betrayal, & healing. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 82, 1-12.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-019-01040-0

Gómez, J. M. (2020). Exposure to discrimination, cultural betrayal, and intoxication as a Black female graduate student applying for tenure-track faculty positions. In Y. F. Niemann, G. Gutierrez y Muhs, & C. G. Gonzalez, Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, & Resistance of Women in Academia (pp. 204-214). Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado.

Gómez, J. M. (2019). What’s in a betrayal? Trauma, dissociation, and hallucinations among high-functioning ethnic minority emerging adults. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 28(10), 1181-1198. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2018.1494653

Gómez, J. M. (2019). What’s the harm? Internalized prejudice and intra-racial trauma as cultural betrayal among ethnic minority college students. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 89(2), 237-247. https://doi.org/10.1037/ort0000367

Gómez, J. M., Smith, C. P., Gobin, R. L., Tang, S. S., & Freyd, J. J. (2016). Collusion, torture, and inequality: Understanding the actions of the American Psychological Association as institutional betrayal. [Editorial] Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 17, 527-544. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2016.1214436

Gómez, J. M., Lewis, J. K, Noll, L. K., Smidt, A. M., & Birrell, P. J. (2016). Shifting the focus: Nonpathologizing approaches to healing from betrayal trauma through an emphasis on relational care. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation [Special Section], 17, 165-185. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2016.1103104

Gómez, J. M. (2015). Microaggressions and the enduring mental health disparity: Black Americans at risk for institutional betrayal. Journal of Black Psychology, 41, 121–143. https://doi.org/10.1177/00957798413514608

Presentations

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Gómez, J. M. (2022, October). Why is this so hard? Identifying inclusive vs. Exclusionary behaviors in faculty recruitment. Invited speaker at the Gonzaga University Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Faculty Hiring Speaker Series, Spokane, WA.

Gómez, J. M. (2022, August). Campus sexual violence & harassment: Inequality & Title IX. In F. Benya Proposed Title IX Regulations. Invited plenary panelist at the NASEM Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Meeting on the Proposed Title IX Regulations (online only).

Gómez, J. M. (2022, June). Cultural betrayal: From violent silencing to healing for Black women & girls. Plenary Keynote Presentation at the Canadian Psychological Association 83rd Annual National Convention, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Gómez, J. M. (2022, April). Confronting cultural betrayal: Institutional courage for Black women & girls. McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Perspectives on Trauma Distinguished Speaker Series, Boston, MA (online only).

Gómez, J. M. (2022, March). Cultural betrayal: From violent silencing to healing for Black women and girls. Keynote at the 2022 Center for Institutional Courage Racism, Violence, & Institutional Change Workshop, Stanford, CA.

Gómez, J. M. (2022, January). Cultural betrayal and ‘conundrums’: The making of a book. Boston University School of Social Work Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series, Boston, MA (online only). https://www.bu.edu/ssw/about/explorebussw/social-justice/equity-inclusion-speaker-series/

Gómez, J. M. (2021, September). Empowered while marginalized: Scholarly and lived reflections on faculty advancement from a female assistant professor of Color. In M. Dahlberg The Impacts of 2020 on Faculty Advancement. Invited discussant at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) webinar series, Promotion, Tenure, & Advancement through the Lens of 2020 (online only).
https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/09-27-2021/promotion-tenure-and-advancement-through-the-lens-of-2020-the-next-normal-for-advancement-of-tenure-and-non-tenure-track-faculty-a-virtual-workshop-session

Gómez, J. M. (2021, September). Cultural betrayal, Russell Simmons, & Black women survivors: From misogynistic division to Black solidarity. In and J. Wilson On the record: A conversation on cultural betrayal trauma theory. Invited panelist at the B. Abaunza On The Record Social Impact Panel Series (online only). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeYcfff7O_s&t=6s

Gómez, J. M. (2021, June). Cultural betrayal and healing for Black Americans: Juneteenth and beyond. In M. Hope Black and Free: Freedom and Liberation in the 21st Century. Invited panelist at University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity 2nd Annual Juneteenth Webinar (online only). https://lsa.umich.edu/ncid/news-events/all-events/black-and-free.html

Gómez, J. M. (2021, April). Cultural betrayal trauma & the transgenerational legacy of inequality in marginalized young adults. Invited plenary address at the 2021 International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) Annual International Conference, Louisville, KY (online only).

Gómez, J. M. (2021, April). Cultural betrayal lens to campus sexual harassment prevention efforts. In M. L. Dahlberg Evaluation in Practice: Considerations and Limitations.
Invited plenary panelist at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) Workshop on Developing Evaluation Metrics for Sexual Harassment Prevention Efforts, virtual only.

Gómez, J. M. (2021, April). Cultural betrayal, sexual harassment, & Black undergraduates. In O. Mohr What Research Tells Us About The Compounding Effects of Gender-Based Discrimination or Sexual Misconduct on Marginalized & Minority Groups. Invited plenary panelist at the Yale University Title IX & Mental Wellness Symposium, New Haven, CT (online only).

Gómez, J. M. (2021, March). Arts as healing from cultural betrayal and sexual violence. In A. Scobie In Conversation: Arts & Healing, Part 1. Invited panelist at the Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) At Home Series, Detroit, MI (online only). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tq_JvvM_Yg

Freyd, J. J., Gómez, J. M., Warner, C., & Freedman, E. (2021, February). What institutional courage looks like. Invited panel at the Stanford University Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) Social Science for a World in Crisis Series, Stanford, CA (online only). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERhOaV7h8oI

Gómez, J. M. (2020, July). Cultural betrayal trauma theory & sexual harassment: How social science research can impact policy in higher ed. Invited panelist in S. Iyer & C. Martínez Panel, Sexual harassment in higher ed: How collaborative science can inform policy, New York Academy of Sciences, New York City, NY (Online only).

Gómez, J. M. (2020, March). How the legacy of Dance Theatre of Harlem impacts Detroit urban teens. Invited talk at Detroit Public Schools/Michigan Opera Theater, Detroit, MI.

Gómez, J. M. (2020, February). Yell! From R. Kelly to Kobe Bryant: Why is it so hard to discuss sexual abuse in the Black community? A research perspective from cultural betrayal trauma theory. Invited guest on the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) Women’s Hour Radio Show. Retrieved from https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000g4fr

Gómez, J. M. (2019, November). Fostering healing spaces as marginalized individuals to address campus sexual violence. In S. Myhre Harnessing the Power of Grassroots Organizing to Prevent & Address Sexual Harassment. Panel at the University of Washington & Seattle 500 Women Scientists Campus Sexual Violence Symposium, Seattle, WA.

Gómez, J. M. (2019, November). Using cultural betrayal trauma theory to understand campus sexual harassment victimization against individuals with marginalized identities. In A. Branch (Chair) Attending to How Sexual Harassment Manifests Itself for Individuals with Marginalized Identities. Plenary Panel at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education, Seattle, WA. https://vimeo.com/showcase/6606808/video/376031161

Gómez, J. M., & Johnson-Freyd, S. (2015, October 25). Condemned to dance: Cultural betrayal trauma theory [Film]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_QwbCkb_m8

Presentations

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Gómez, J. M. (2022, October). Why is this so hard? Identifying inclusive vs. Exclusionary behaviors in faculty recruitment. Invited speaker at the Gonzaga University Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Faculty Hiring Speaker Series, Spokane, WA.

Gómez, J. M. (2022, August). Campus sexual violence & harassment: Inequality & Title IX. In F. Benya Proposed Title IX Regulations. Invited plenary panelist at the NASEM Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Meeting on the Proposed Title IX Regulations (online only).

Gómez, J. M. (2022, June). Cultural betrayal: From violent silencing to healing for Black women & girls. Plenary Keynote Presentation at the Canadian Psychological Association 83rd Annual National Convention, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Gómez, J. M. (2022, April). Confronting cultural betrayal: Institutional courage for Black women & girls. McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Perspectives on Trauma Distinguished Speaker Series, Boston, MA (online only).

Gómez, J. M. (2022, March). Cultural betrayal: From violent silencing to healing for Black women and girls. Keynote at the 2022 Center for Institutional Courage Racism, Violence, & Institutional Change Workshop, Stanford, CA.

Gómez, J. M. (2022, January). Cultural betrayal and ‘conundrums’: The making of a book. Boston University School of Social Work Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series, Boston, MA (online only). https://www.bu.edu/ssw/about/explorebussw/social-justice/equity-inclusion-speaker-series/

Gómez, J. M. (2021, September). Empowered while marginalized: Scholarly and lived reflections on faculty advancement from a female assistant professor of Color. In M. Dahlberg The Impacts of 2020 on Faculty Advancement. Invited discussant at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) webinar series, Promotion, Tenure, & Advancement through the Lens of 2020 (online only).
https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/09-27-2021/promotion-tenure-and-advancement-through-the-lens-of-2020-the-next-normal-for-advancement-of-tenure-and-non-tenure-track-faculty-a-virtual-workshop-session

Gómez, J. M. (2021, September). Cultural betrayal, Russell Simmons, & Black women survivors: From misogynistic division to Black solidarity. In and J. Wilson On the record: A conversation on cultural betrayal trauma theory. Invited panelist at the B. Abaunza On The Record Social Impact Panel Series (online only). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeYcfff7O_s&t=6s

Gómez, J. M. (2021, June). Cultural betrayal and healing for Black Americans: Juneteenth and beyond. In M. Hope Black and Free: Freedom and Liberation in the 21st Century. Invited panelist at University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity 2nd Annual Juneteenth Webinar (online only). https://lsa.umich.edu/ncid/news-events/all-events/black-and-free.html

Gómez, J. M. (2021, April). Cultural betrayal trauma & the transgenerational legacy of inequality in marginalized young adults. Invited plenary address at the 2021 International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) Annual International Conference, Louisville, KY (online only).

Gómez, J. M. (2021, April). Cultural betrayal lens to campus sexual harassment prevention efforts. In M. L. Dahlberg Evaluation in Practice: Considerations and Limitations.
Invited plenary panelist at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) Workshop on Developing Evaluation Metrics for Sexual Harassment Prevention Efforts, virtual only.

Gómez, J. M. (2021, April). Cultural betrayal, sexual harassment, & Black undergraduates. In O. Mohr What Research Tells Us About The Compounding Effects of Gender-Based Discrimination or Sexual Misconduct on Marginalized & Minority Groups. Invited plenary panelist at the Yale University Title IX & Mental Wellness Symposium, New Haven, CT (online only).

Gómez, J. M. (2021, March). Arts as healing from cultural betrayal and sexual violence. In A. Scobie In Conversation: Arts & Healing, Part 1. Invited panelist at the Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) At Home Series, Detroit, MI (online only). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tq_JvvM_Yg

Freyd, J. J., Gómez, J. M., Warner, C., & Freedman, E. (2021, February). What institutional courage looks like. Invited panel at the Stanford University Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) Social Science for a World in Crisis Series, Stanford, CA (online only). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERhOaV7h8oI

Gómez, J. M. (2020, July). Cultural betrayal trauma theory & sexual harassment: How social science research can impact policy in higher ed. Invited panelist in S. Iyer & C. Martínez Panel, Sexual harassment in higher ed: How collaborative science can inform policy, New York Academy of Sciences, New York City, NY (Online only).

Gómez, J. M. (2020, March). How the legacy of Dance Theatre of Harlem impacts Detroit urban teens. Invited talk at Detroit Public Schools/Michigan Opera Theater, Detroit, MI.

Gómez, J. M. (2020, February). Yell! From R. Kelly to Kobe Bryant: Why is it so hard to discuss sexual abuse in the Black community? A research perspective from cultural betrayal trauma theory. Invited guest on the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) Women’s Hour Radio Show. Retrieved from https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000g4fr

Gómez, J. M. (2019, November). Fostering healing spaces as marginalized individuals to address campus sexual violence. In S. Myhre Harnessing the Power of Grassroots Organizing to Prevent & Address Sexual Harassment. Panel at the University of Washington & Seattle 500 Women Scientists Campus Sexual Violence Symposium, Seattle, WA.

Gómez, J. M. (2019, November). Using cultural betrayal trauma theory to understand campus sexual harassment victimization against individuals with marginalized identities. In A. Branch (Chair) Attending to How Sexual Harassment Manifests Itself for Individuals with Marginalized Identities. Plenary Panel at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education, Seattle, WA. https://vimeo.com/showcase/6606808/video/376031161

Gómez, J. M., & Johnson-Freyd, S. (2015, October 25). Condemned to dance: Cultural betrayal trauma theory [Film]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_QwbCkb_m8

Grants

SELECTED GRANTS

Principal Investigator

2021: Stanford University Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) Fellowship: Cultural Betrayal, Sexual Abuse, & Healing for Black Women & Girls: From Black Lives Matter to MeToo; $50,000

2018: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM): Development & Validation of the Cultural Betrayal Multidimensional Inventory—Black American Young Adults (CBMI-BAYA); $45,000

2015: Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship - NASEM: Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory (CBTT); $25,000

Co-Principal Investigator

2020: The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR): Cultural Betrayal Trauma as a Novel Social Determinant of Cardiovascular Disease among Urban African American Elders; $25,000

Faculty Advisor

2022: Center for Institutional Courage Research Funding; Student PI: Logan Zelenak; Initial Validation of the Religious Betrayal Multidimensional Inventory: Dissociation & Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church; $1,500

2021: International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) 2021 David Caul Research Grant; Student PI: Logan Zelenak; Initial Validation of the Religious Betrayal Multidimensional Inventory: Dissociation & Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church; $1,500

Special Advisor

2020: National Endowment for the Humanities/CARES Act: Transformation through the Arts; PI: Michigan Opera Theatre; $175,000

2019: Michigan Humanities Council: Taking the Stage –The Changing Voice of Opera & Dance; PI: Michigan Opera Theatre; $15,000

Research Consultant

2020: National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Arts Project Grant:The Transparency Project; PI: Eisenhower Dance Detroit Contemporary Dance Company; $10,000

Trainer

2021: Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Professional Organizational Development Grant: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion through Institutional Courage; PI: Eisenhower Dance Detroit Contemporary Dance Company $1,500

Trainee

2019: Trainee Award for the National Science Foundation [NSF] Summer Course on Grant Writing in the Social, Economic, and Behavioral Sciences (SCG)

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]

2009: Bridges to the Baccalaureate Scholar Program funded by National Institutes of Health [NIH], National Institute of General Medical Sciences [NIGMS]

Grants

SELECTED GRANTS

Principal Investigator

2021: Stanford University Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) Fellowship: Cultural Betrayal, Sexual Abuse, & Healing for Black Women & Girls: From Black Lives Matter to MeToo; $50,000

2018: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM): Development & Validation of the Cultural Betrayal Multidimensional Inventory—Black American Young Adults (CBMI-BAYA); $45,000

2015: Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship - NASEM: Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory (CBTT); $25,000

Co-Principal Investigator

2020: The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR): Cultural Betrayal Trauma as a Novel Social Determinant of Cardiovascular Disease among Urban African American Elders; $25,000

Faculty Advisor

2022: Center for Institutional Courage Research Funding; Student PI: Logan Zelenak; Initial Validation of the Religious Betrayal Multidimensional Inventory: Dissociation & Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church; $1,500

2021: International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) 2021 David Caul Research Grant; Student PI: Logan Zelenak; Initial Validation of the Religious Betrayal Multidimensional Inventory: Dissociation & Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church; $1,500

Special Advisor

2020: National Endowment for the Humanities/CARES Act: Transformation through the Arts; PI: Michigan Opera Theatre; $175,000

2019: Michigan Humanities Council: Taking the Stage –The Changing Voice of Opera & Dance; PI: Michigan Opera Theatre; $15,000

Research Consultant

2020: National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Arts Project Grant:The Transparency Project; PI: Eisenhower Dance Detroit Contemporary Dance Company; $10,000

Trainer

2021: Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Professional Organizational Development Grant: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion through Institutional Courage; PI: Eisenhower Dance Detroit Contemporary Dance Company $1,500

Trainee

2019: Trainee Award for the National Science Foundation [NSF] Summer Course on Grant Writing in the Social, Economic, and Behavioral Sciences (SCG)

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]

2009: Bridges to the Baccalaureate Scholar Program funded by National Institutes of Health [NIH], National Institute of General Medical Sciences [NIGMS]

Professional Activities and Certifications

Additional Positions

2022 – present: Scientific Committee: Member; International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD)

2021 – present: External Advisory Committee: Member; Campus Climate & Culture Initiative (C3I), Dartmouth College

2020 – present: Board Member; Chair of the Research Advisory Committee, Center for Institutional Courage

2017 – present: Senior Researcher; University of Michigan Transdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Racism & Health Inequalities (RacismLab)

Editorial Experience

2020 – present: Consulting Editor: Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

2018 – present: Member- Editorial Board, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

2018-2021: Co-Editor, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, Special Issue on Discrimination, Violence, and Healing in Marginalized Communities

2019-2020: Member- Editorial Board, Psychology of Violence

2018-2019: Member- Student Editorial Board, Child Maltreatment

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

Ad-Hoc Peer Reviewer

Journal of Counseling Psychology
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work
Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy
Journal of Traumatic Stress
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma
Psychology of Violence
Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Violence Against Women
Violence & Victims
Developmental Psychology (co-reviewer)
Child Maltreatment
Ethnicity & Health
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

Academic Advocacy

2020 – present: Academic Alliance for Survivor Choice (ASC) re Title IX & mandated reporting on college campuses; Sub-Committees—Policy Team; New Research Team; Outreach Team, Member

Consultant

2020 – present: Set The Expectation, 501c3, Digital Learning Platform for Campus Sexual Violence

2020 – present: Army of Survivors

2020 – present: Eisenhower Dance Detroit

2019-2021: Times UP, Times UP Healthcare Tactical Team With AbleTo, virtual behavioral health care provider; Times UP: We As Ourselves, Support Black Survivors Initiative

Member/Advisor Council Member

2016 – present: Help Not Handcuffs, Inc., non-profit corporation

Affiliations

2021 – present: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

2020 – present: International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD)

2019 – present: Center for Institutional Courage

2018 – present: University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

2017 – present: National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID): Diversity Scholars Network

2017 – present: University of Michigan Institute for Social Research RacismLab

Professional Activities and Certifications

Additional Positions

2022 – present: Scientific Committee: Member; International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD)

2021 – present: External Advisory Committee: Member; Campus Climate & Culture Initiative (C3I), Dartmouth College

2020 – present: Board Member; Chair of the Research Advisory Committee, Center for Institutional Courage

2017 – present: Senior Researcher; University of Michigan Transdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Racism & Health Inequalities (RacismLab)

Editorial Experience

2020 – present: Consulting Editor: Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

2018 – present: Member- Editorial Board, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

2018-2021: Co-Editor, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, Special Issue on Discrimination, Violence, and Healing in Marginalized Communities

2019-2020: Member- Editorial Board, Psychology of Violence

2018-2019: Member- Student Editorial Board, Child Maltreatment

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

Ad-Hoc Peer Reviewer

Journal of Counseling Psychology
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work
Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy
Journal of Traumatic Stress
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma
Psychology of Violence
Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Violence Against Women
Violence & Victims
Developmental Psychology (co-reviewer)
Child Maltreatment
Ethnicity & Health
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

Academic Advocacy

2020 – present: Academic Alliance for Survivor Choice (ASC) re Title IX & mandated reporting on college campuses; Sub-Committees—Policy Team; New Research Team; Outreach Team, Member

Consultant

2020 – present: Set The Expectation, 501c3, Digital Learning Platform for Campus Sexual Violence

2020 – present: Army of Survivors

2020 – present: Eisenhower Dance Detroit

2019-2021: Times UP, Times UP Healthcare Tactical Team With AbleTo, virtual behavioral health care provider; Times UP: We As Ourselves, Support Black Survivors Initiative

Member/Advisor Council Member

2016 – present: Help Not Handcuffs, Inc., non-profit corporation

Affiliations

2021 – present: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

2020 – present: International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD)

2019 – present: Center for Institutional Courage

2018 – present: University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

2017 – present: National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID): Diversity Scholars Network

2017 – present: University of Michigan Institute for Social Research RacismLab

Awards and Honors

International

2018: Peer-reviewed article (Gómez et al., 2016) cited in Scotland’s 2018 Annual Report of the Director of Public Health—Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience, & Trauma Informed Care: A Public Health Approach to Understanding and Responding to Adversity (p. 52)

National Awards

2022: The Outstanding Contribution Award in Training and Education in Professional Psychology (TEPP) presented by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) for Who are we missing? Examining the Graduate Record Examination quantitative score as a barrier to admission into psychology doctoral programs for capable ethnic minorities (Gómez, Caño, & Baltes, 2021)

2021: American Psychological Association (APA) Division 35, Section 1 Carolyn Payton Early Career Award for Black Women & Girls and MeToo: Rape, Cultural Betrayal, & Healing (Gómez & Gobin, 2020; Sex Roles: A Journal of Research)

2020: American Public Health Association Aging & Public Health Section 2020 Betty Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award

2020: Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychologists Certificate of Appreciation as Board Member: Cultural Liaison

2020: American Psychological Association (APA) Division 56 Award for Media Contributions to the Field of Trauma Psychology

2019: National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Kavli Fellow

2019: Trainee Award for the National Science Foundation [NSF] Summer Course on Grant Writing in the Social, Economic, and Behavioral Sciences (SCG)

2018: Trainee Award for the 2018 Summer Training Institute for Research in Child Abuse and Neglect, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

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

2017: American Psychological Association (APA) Division 56 Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Trauma Psychology: Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory

2017: Richard Kluft Award for Journal of Trauma & Dissociation 2016 Best Article

2017: Association of Black Psychologists: Student Research Spotlight for Dissertation- Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory

2013: Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship: Honorable Mention National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM)

2012: Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship: Honorable Mention - National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM)

2010: San Diego Domestic Violence Council Certificate of Excellence for Personal Commitment, Dedication, and Performance

2010: Association for Women in the Sciences Scholarship

Awards and Honors

International

2018: Peer-reviewed article (Gómez et al., 2016) cited in Scotland’s 2018 Annual Report of the Director of Public Health—Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience, & Trauma Informed Care: A Public Health Approach to Understanding and Responding to Adversity (p. 52)

National Awards

2022: The Outstanding Contribution Award in Training and Education in Professional Psychology (TEPP) presented by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) for Who are we missing? Examining the Graduate Record Examination quantitative score as a barrier to admission into psychology doctoral programs for capable ethnic minorities (Gómez, Caño, & Baltes, 2021)

2021: American Psychological Association (APA) Division 35, Section 1 Carolyn Payton Early Career Award for Black Women & Girls and MeToo: Rape, Cultural Betrayal, & Healing (Gómez & Gobin, 2020; Sex Roles: A Journal of Research)

2020: American Public Health Association Aging & Public Health Section 2020 Betty Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award

2020: Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychologists Certificate of Appreciation as Board Member: Cultural Liaison

2020: American Psychological Association (APA) Division 56 Award for Media Contributions to the Field of Trauma Psychology

2019: National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Kavli Fellow

2019: Trainee Award for the National Science Foundation [NSF] Summer Course on Grant Writing in the Social, Economic, and Behavioral Sciences (SCG)

2018: Trainee Award for the 2018 Summer Training Institute for Research in Child Abuse and Neglect, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

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

2017: American Psychological Association (APA) Division 56 Award for Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Trauma Psychology: Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory

2017: Richard Kluft Award for Journal of Trauma & Dissociation 2016 Best Article

2017: Association of Black Psychologists: Student Research Spotlight for Dissertation- Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory

2013: Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship: Honorable Mention National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM)

2012: Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship: Honorable Mention - National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM)

2010: San Diego Domestic Violence Council Certificate of Excellence for Personal Commitment, Dedication, and Performance

2010: Association for Women in the Sciences Scholarship
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