CHANGE Lab People

Idia B. Thurston, Ph.D., Director of CHANGE Lab

Associate Professor

Areas of Specialty: Clinical Psychology & Diversity Science

256 Psychology Building

idiathurston@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

My research aims to understand why certain groups of people experience a greater health and disease burden and to promote health equity among youth and families. Our CHANGE* lab engages with communities to understand individual, familial, community, and cultural risk and protective factors among marginalized and underserved populations. We develop strength-based, culturally-responsive programs and interventions that consider intersectional identities of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality to enhance well-being, reduce stigma, and promote self-empowerment.

Texas A&M University: Graduate Students

3rd Year Clinical Psychology Student

2nd Year Clinical Psychology Student

1st Year Clinical Psychology Student

1st Year Clinical Psychology Student


University of Memphis: Graduate Students

6th Year Clinical Psychology Student

4th Year Clinical Psychology Student

Undergraduate Research Assistants

CHANGE Lab Alumni

Mollie B. Anderson, Ph.D.

Instructor of Psychology at University of MemphisGraduation Year: 2016

Rebecca Kamody, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Child Psychology at Yale UniversityGraduation Year: 2018

Kristina Decker, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow at Cincinnati Children's HospitalGraduation Year: 2020

Courtney Maclin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow at Atlanta VA Medical CenterGraduation Year: 2020

Robin Hardin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow at Northeast Georgia Psychological ServicesGraduation Year: 2020


Andrew Paladino, M.S.

Medical Student at UTHSCGraduation Year: 2018

Amanda Toumayan, M.S.

Graduation Year: 2020

Past Undergrad Research Assistants

Texas A&M University

Rowan LambertKatie MorinKaylee Richardson



University of Memphis

Jazmyne BurtonJordan Taylor Jamie Padden

Abigail Soefker

Michael Higgins

Sascha Young

Dominic Ingram

Danielle Thomas