Craig Rodriguez-Seijas, Ph.D.
I was born, grew up, and completed my undergraduate studies in Trinidad and Tobago. Thereafter, I moved to the US to complete my PhD at Stony Brook university, where I gained expertise on advanced statistical models of psychopathology, and how they interact with minority stressors to compromise health among groups defined by stigma related to sexual orientation and race/ethnicity. I completed my internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University in the Methods to Improve Diagnostic Assessment and Services. There, I focused on issues related to the assessment of depressive symptoms and measurement evaluation for anxious-distress among depressed patients, as well as bias in diagnosis of psychopathology by virtue of sexual orientation and gender diversity. As I begin my faculty career at the University of Michigan, I will be the Principal Investigator of the Stigma, Psychopathology, and Assessment (SPLAT) Lab. My continued focus, and areas of mentorship, will be understanding and improving fundamental models of psychopathology, with particular attention to the myriad ways in which mental ill-health can manifest among underserved populations.