Georgette is a fourth-year school psychology doctoral student at the University of Houston. She earned a Master’s in Science in Clinical Psychology at The University of Texas at Tyler. Translational research interests are about understanding how to improve health and well-being in children most at risk for poor developmental outcomes (health, cognition, behavior, social/emotional). Previous work has focused on understanding low-income, African- American parents’ cognitions about their young child’s cognitive development (i.e., early literacy, language, early writing) and how integrated systems of care (i.e., WIC, SNAP, primary care settings) help mitigate health disparities by accurately identifying children that are at-risk for adverse developmental outcomes across all areas of functioning (early health, cognitive, behavioral, social). Learning from earlier work, there is a need to take an ecological systems approach to improving health and well-being of children by understanding the current state of ethnic minority maternal and infant health. She is interested in the relationship between psychological distress (depression, anxiety, emotional distress), health promoting behaviors (e.g., prenatal care), and preventable maternal adverse health conditions (e.g., coronary vascular disease, obesity, diabetes, maternal depression) that contribute to complications during childbirth, maternal mortality, and/or adverse infant health (e.g., preterm birth, low-birth weight) and infant mortality. Additionally, to better understand the mechanisms of action of psychosocial interventions, how, why, and when specific interventions are more effective for ethnic minorities affected by chronic stress. An additional line would be examining how integrative health care settings may help provide early intervention and establish trust within communities.