Carrie Saetermoe, PhD
Carrie Saetermoe, Professor of Psychology, Founder of the Health Equity Research and Education (HERE) Center, and one of four Principal Investigators, along with three other PIs, Gabriela Chavira, Patchareeya Kwan, and Crist Khachikian who are leading California State University, Northridge’s largest federal grant ever, funded by the National Institutes of Health, BUILD PODER – Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity; Promoting Opportunities for Diversity in Education and Research.
Throughout her career, Saetermoe has collaborated on projects related to generating educational and health equity and research ethics at CSUN, in Los Angeles, and in Guatemala. As a Liberation Psychologist, Saetermoe frames her work with a critical, humanistic lens, asserting that capitalist white supremacy has laid the groundwork for laws, policies, and ideologies that lead to a normalized way of seeing morbidity and mortality as purely individual, racial, or neighborhood-based, when the root source of disparity, the fallout of economic inequality, continues to exacerbate; then, we are obligated to help communities cope with unnecessary asthma, diabetes, obesity, and other preventable diseases.
“When the biomedical workforce is diversified, researchers will likely draw upon a broader array of healthcare frameworks, research questions, methodologies, and participant recruitment techniques that can overcome many barriers to health equity for at-risk communities” (Saetermoe, Chavira, Khachikian, Boyns, and Cabello, 2017, p. 42).
- Vargas, J. H., Saetermoe, C. L., & Chavira, G. (2020). Using critical race theory to reframe mentor training: theoretical considerations regarding the ecological systems of mentorship. Higher Education, DOI 10.1007/s10734-020-00598-z.
- Byars-Winston, A.,Womack, V. Y., Butz, A. R., McGee, R., Quinn, S. C., Utzerath, E., Saetermoe, C. L., & Thomas, S. (2018). An Intervention to Increase Cultural Awareness in Research Mentoring: Implications for Diversifying the Scientific Workforce Academic Medicine. Clinical and Translational Science.
- Saetermoe, C. L., Chavira, G., Khachikian, C., Boyns, D., & Cabello, B. (2017). Critical Race Theory as a Bridge in Science Training: The California State University, Northridge BUILD PODER Program. Biomedical Central Proceedings, 11(Suppl 12) pp. 21.
- Plunkett, S. W., Saetermoe, C. L., & Quilici, J. (2014). Evaluation of an Undergraduate Social Sciences Pre-Doctoral Program Using Self-Report Data from Under-Represented Student Participants. Council on Undergraduate Research, 35(1), 36-42.
- Hernandez, M. G., Nguyen, J., Saetermoe, C. L., & Suarez-Orozco, C. (Eds., 2013). Frameworks and Ethics for Research with Immigrant Families. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, 141.
- Nguyen, J., Hernandez, M. G., & Saetermoe, C. L. (2013). Frameworks and ethics for research with immigrant families. In M. G. Hernandez, J. Nguyen, C. L. Saetermoe, & C. Suarez-Orozco, C. (Eds.), Frameworks and Ethics for Research with Immigrant Families. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, 141, 43-60.
- Hernandez, M. G., Nguyen, J., Casanova, S., Suarez-Orozco, C., & Saetermoe, C. L. (2013). A Guide for Research with Immigrant Children, Adolescents, and their Families: Ethical and Methodological Considerations. In M. G. Hernandez, J. Nguyen, C. L. Saetermoe, & C. Suarez-Orozco, C. (Eds.), Frameworks and Ethics for Research with Immigrant Families. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, 141, 43-60.
- Cordón, I. M., Saetermoe, C. L., & Goodman, G. S. (2005). Facilitating children’s accurate responses: Conversational rules and interview style. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 19, 249-266.
- Saetermoe, C. L., Gómez, J., Bámaca, M., & Gallardo, C. (2004). A qualitative enquiry of caregivers of adolescents with severe disabilities in Guatemala City. Disability and Rehabilitation, 26, 1032-1047.
- Saetermoe, C. L., Scattone, D., & Kim, K. H. (2001). Ethnicity and the stigma of disabilities. Psychology and Health, 16, 699-714.
- Saetermoe, C. L., Beneli, I., & Busch, R. M. (1999). Perceptions of adulthood among Anglo and Latino parents. Current Psychology, 18(2), 21-34.
- Saetermoe, C. L., Farruggia, S. P., & Lopez, C. (1999). Differential parental communication with adolescents who are disabled and their healthy siblings. Journal of Adolescent Health, 24(1), 2-9.
- Widaman, K. F., Saetermoe, C. L., & Borthwick-Duffy, S. (1995). Parenting Style Survey. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.
- Saetermoe, C. L., Widaman, K. F., & Borthwick-Duffy, S. (1991). Validation of the Parenting Style Survey for parents of children with mental retardation. Mental Retardation, 29(3), 139-157.