Destiny M. B. Printz Pereira

Destiny Printz

Destiny’s research aims to address mental and physical health disparities in marginalized populations. She is primarily interested in building coping and resilience in people of color, and low-income individuals and families, to reduce the impact of trauma and chronic stress. Her current research focuses on the intergenerational transmission of trauma, perceived discrimination, symptoms of post-traumatic stress, psychometrics, and health outcomes related to the dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system.

Destiny’s work as a project manager for the Yale School of Medicine and VA Healthcare System has enhanced her ability to assist individuals with multiple intersecting marginalized identities and conditions, including substance dependence and homelessness. These experiences have informed her interest in translational research, and through the HPRS program she will strengthen her ability to bridge the gap between academic research and the wellbeing of marginalized individuals and families.


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