News

We are SO PROUD to announce that two of our amazing undergraduate CHANGE lab members, Lauren Chapman and Sarah Turner, were awarded the Buck Weirus Spirit Award. This is a prestigious award reserved for 55 exemplary students of the entire Texas A&M student body who exemplify spirit and impact on student life through their involvement on campus. Huge congratulations!!!

April 2021

April 2021

We are so excited to share that Dr. Thurston and colleagues' preprint article, "Upending Racism in Psychological Science," was featured as a cover story in the APA Monitor! We are eager for anti-racism practices to transform the field of psychology as we know it.

“We know that those structures exist. We function in a way that highlights those structures, but how can we use our language in a way that shows that structural racism is happening?”

-Dr. I.B. Thurston

We are so excited to welcome the new CHANGE lab undergrad butterflies: Ghenaya Winanda, Jennifer Lee, and Sarah Turner!! Woot woot!!!

January 2021

December 2020

To wrap up the semester, the CHANGE Lab held a Virtual Game Night to share some laughs and words of gratitude.

The CHANGE Lab was awarded funding for their project "Promoting Ethnic Identity to Combat Structural Racism and Improve Health" by the Society of Pediatric Psychology's Anti-Racism & Pediatric Psychology Grant. We can't wait to get started on this important work!!

December 2020

December 2020

Dr. Idia Thurston has been appointed to the national APA Presidential Task Force on Psychology and Health Equity, to promote excellence in community-based clinical and translational health research and develop innovative, culturally centered programs! Way to go!

A editorial that Dr. Idia Thurston co-authored alongside colleagues Drs. Tracy Richmond and Kendrin Sonneville in JAMA Pediatrics, "Weight-Focused Public Health Interventions—No Benefit, Some Harm" came to print! Their work was picked up by CNN! Amazing job!!!

November 2020

October 2020

CHANGE Lab Outing at Corn Maze!

September 2020

Dr. Thurston, Dr. Cecilia Valrie, and Dr. Melissa Santos' "Introduction to the Special Issue: Addressing Health Disparities in Pediatric Psychology" in Journal of Pediatric Psychology comes to online print!

August 2020

Danielle Porter and Sami Philip started their first year in the clinical PhD program and in the CHANGE lab!!! Welcome Danielle and Sami!