RESEARCH EXPERIENCE & PUBLICATIONS
This page briefly outlines my general unpaid research experiences, fellowships, publications, and conference presentations. Feel free to download my CV below to have more detailed information of all my experiences.
GENERAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
McNair Independent Research Project
Analyzed a dataset of 408 responses from Black people across the nation and utilized SPSS to complete a correlational analysis to examine the relationship between gender, mental health, and cultural mistrust
Women's Psychosexuality Lab
Conducted phone screening for new participants for a research study examining the effects of birth control on women’s health and a psychological intervention for survivors of sexual assault
Completed administrative tasks within the lab
Assisted graduate students in conducting literature reviews and prepared a poster presentation
Freshman Research Initiative
Lab observing pharmacological effects of d-cycloserine and isotocin on Gambusia affinis’ cognitive abilities for potential translational research on the proactivity and reactivity in Gambusia affinis
Conducted an independent research project observing neural effects of external stimuli to Camponotus
Gained experience with statistical analysis with R
Designed an Undergraduate Research Forum Poster Presentation
University of Texas at Austin LBJ Race and Democracy Fellow
Conducted an independent research project examining mental health stigma in black communities and the potential effect on families through the guidance of the LBJ School of Public Affairs
Attended events and served as an ambassador for the Center of the Study of Race and Democracy at the University of Texas
University of Texas at Austin Freshman Research Initiative Summer Fellowship
Worked on an independent research project examining boldness in western mosquito fish
Conducted a variety of experimental assays observing scototaxis, thigmotaxis, and sociality in Poeciliidae
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Black Community: Results from a National Needs Assessment Project
(invited; under review). The Moderating Relationship of Formal Support on Loneliness as a Stressor and Black Men’s Mental Health during COVID-19. Submitted to the Journal of Black Psychology, special issue on "The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Black Mental Health."
Making Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Black Racism
Chapter 14: “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” – Marlie Harris, Mercedes Holmes, Kuukuwa Koomson, and Brianna McBride
THE RONALD E. MCNAIR SCHOLARS RESEARCH JOURNAL
Article looking at gender differences in cultural mistrust and mental health in the Black community to be published in the upcoming McNair journal as a component of the McNair fellowship
Central Texas African American Family Support Conference
Harris, M (2020, February 3-5) How does Family Perception Change the Way we View Mental Health?: Internalized Stigma in the Black Community. Central Texas African American Family Support Conference, Austin, TX, United States.
Texas National McNair Conference
Harris, M (2020, February 21-23) Perceived Norms, Mental Health Literacy and Internalization of Stigma in the Black Community. Texas National McNair Conference, Denton, TX, United States.
APA Counseling Psychology Conference
Krueger, N., Hall, S., & Harris, M. (2020, April 3-5) On the Frontier of Scholar-Activism: The Role of Counseling Psychology in Social Transformation [Roundtable discussion]. Counseling Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA, United States. (Conference Canceled)
UCLA McNair Conference
Harris, M. (2020, July 29-31) Gender Differences in Cultural Mistrust and Mental Health in the Black Community [Oral Presentation]. UCLA McNair Conference, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
University of Maryland Baltimore County McNair Conference
Harris, M. (2020, September 18-19) “I don’t trust a white Counselor”: The impact of cultural mistrust on Black mental Health [Oral Presentation]. University of Maryland Baltimore County McNair Conference, Baltimore, MD, United States.
Baylor McNair Conference
Harris, M. (2020, October 1-2) The Relationship Between Gender, Mental Health, and Cultural Mistrust in the Black Community [Oral Presentation]. Baylor McNair Conference, Waco, TX, United States.