Dr. Laura Reid Marks
Combined Counseling and School Psychology
Florida State University
1114 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
I call myself a JAmerican....
I am assistant professor of counseling psychology in the APA-accredited combined counseling and school psychology doctoral program at Florida State University.
My program of research is focused on minority stressors (e.g., racism, microaggressions, sizeism) and its effects on the lives of adults from marginalized groups (e.g., people of color, women). My recent research projects have focused on two primary strands: (a) health disparities in people of color (microaggressions, mental health, and health behaviors) and the development of culturally tailored interventions, and (b) career and professional development issues. I have a particular interest in the experiences of Black and multi-racial people. I am director of the Global Research On Working To ameliorate Health disparities (G.R.O.W.T.H.) Research Lab. More information about the lab can be found on this website. Recently, I was awarded funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
I am originally from Kingston, Jamaica. I immigrated to the US in 1999. I graduated with my bachelors degree in psychology, masters and education specialist degrees in counseling (CACREP-accredited) from the University of Florida. For my doctoral training, I moved to Indiana and attended the APA-accredited counseling psychology program at Purdue University. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Arizona State University Counseling Services (APA-accredited). From Arizona, I accepted an assistant professor position at the University of Memphis in their APA-accredited counseling psychology program. I spent four years in Memphis before returning to Florida.
I enjoy reading, watching television dramas, playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with my husband and son, my family, my friends, and my dog.