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Featured Members

Check some of our featured members of Spring 2023!

Susanna Mage

Susanna Mage (Suzy) is a fourth-year PhD candidate at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. She currently works under the direction of Dr. Kate Wilber in the Secure Old Age Lab. Being a caregiver herself, Suzy is dedicated to a career seeking policy-oriented and culturally-relevant solutions to best support caregivers for the elderly.

Learn more about her project:

“Helping Latinx families reduce out-of-pocket elder caregiving costs”

Emily Campi

Emily Campi is a fourth-year PhD candidate at the University of Southern California Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. She is a researcher associated with the insp!re (Innovations in Neurodevelopmental Sensory Processing Research) Lab. As a licensed occupational therapist with school-based clinical experience, Emily is committed to applied research that develops early screening tools and effective intervention for infants with risk factors for suboptimal development.

Learn more about how she uplifts community voices to support parent practices.

Amy West

Dr. Amy West is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the Keck School of Medicine at USC. One area of her research aims to fill a critical gap in meeting the unique mental health needs of Hispanic immigrants with the ultimate goal to prevent mental health disorders (i.e., depression, and anxiety). In addition to this, and other research she conducts, Dr. West provides mentorship to graduate students, trainees, and junior faculty, and also has a small clinical practice through our CHLA Community Mental Health Program to treat youth with mood and anxiety disorders.

Learn more about her project:

“A Qualitative Feasibility Study of the La Monarca Group Therapy Program for Crisis Migrant Youth and Caregivers”


Dr. Darby Saxbe

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