Silvia Lorena Mazzula, PhD, LPC

Psychologist, Public Speaker, and Consultant in New York

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Dr. Mazzula is a psychologist, educator, author and speaker with extensive research, clinical and consulting experience on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. She is the principal investigator and executive director of the Latina Researchers Network, the country’s first multi-disciplinary network for Latina researchers, scholars and allies, where she manages program design and incubation. Dr. Mazzula’s research focuses on the intersection of racial cultural psychological processes, racism, discrimination and mental health, and Latina/o Psychology. She is a Co-Editor of a four-volume encyclopedia, SAGE Encyclopedia on Psychology and Gender by SAGE Publications Inc. (expected 2016) and co-author of Ethics for Counselors: Integrating Counseling and Psychology Standards (expected 2017) by Springer Publishing Company. She has appeared on the NBC TV and featured in USAToday, Washington Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and others and has received various accolades including Distinguished Teaching Award by John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2015), Emerging Researcher Award by the New Jersey Psychological Association (2013); and recognitions for outstanding scholarly achievements and grantsmanship from the City University of New York (2010, 2012, 2014). Dr. Mazzula is an assistant professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and former President of the Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey. She earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University. Website: Twitter: @DrMazzula