Lauren Pandes-Carter obtained her M.P.S. in Clinical Psychological Science from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2016. While completing her degree, she worked in a number of research labs focusing on families and development, comprehensive multi-informant assessments, and gender, health, and culture. She also served as the program coordinator for the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These experiences cultivated her interest in developing comprehensive services that are accessible to students from all backgrounds.
Lauren has administered a wide range of assessments including psychological and physiological tests, presented at national conferences, and co-authored a textbook chapter on current trends and patterns in substance use among Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Her main research and clinical interests include the role of cultural factors in family dynamics and psychiatric disorders.
When Lauren is not in the office, she enjoys taking cycling classes, exploring local DMV restaurants with family and friends, and playing with her rambunctious cats, Mowgli and Baby.