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Lisa Lapeyrouse, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Lisa M. Lapeyrouse earned her Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. 

Research Interests

Her areas of expertise are in racial/ethnic disparities in mental health and health care access among Latino communities, including immigrant and border populations. Through interdisciplinary training in Women and Gender Studies, Mexican American Studies, and Public Health, her work employs an intersectionality framework where she investigates the impact of racial/ethnic discrimination, gender-based sources of acculturative stress, and culturally protective assets on mental health outcomes.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Lapeyrouse teaches in health education, leadership and health communication.


Her continued contributions in applied research and dedication to the public awareness of issues of mental health disparities serve not only her immediate community but the public at-large.


Her publications appear in Archives of Women’s Mental Health and The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 


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