Dr. Eugene selected as an HBNU Fellow for the year 2020-2021
On behalf of Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University, and University of New Mexico (HBNU) Global Health Fellows Consortium, Dominque Eugene, PhD, was selected as an HBNU Fellow for the year 2020-2021. Once events with COVID19 settle down, Dr, Eugene is scheduled to spend her fellowship year working with the Department of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa under the mentorship of Soraya Seedat, MBChB, MMed (Psych), PhD and Dr. David C. Hendersen, MD, the Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Division of Psychiatry, at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Eugene’s research will focus on the prevalence of women perpetrators of intimate relationship violence who have a history of childhood maltreatment and/or suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Overview of the program:
The HBNU Fogarty Global Health Fellowship connects high-potential global health researchers with innovative, mentored research opportunities designed to improve the health of low-resource populations around the world. Sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the HBNU program brings together a consortium that includes Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University, and University of New Mexico, in collaboration with 21 partner institutions in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).
The HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program offers 12-month mentored research fellowships in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) designed to address some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. The fellowship is available to U.S. pre- and post-doctoral students, as well as postdoctoral fellows from LMICs.
HBNU Fogarty Fellowship projects must be hosted by one of twenty-one training sites across fifteen countries in Africa, Asia, and South America available through the Harvard-BU-Northwestern-UNM Consortium.
ABOUT Dr. Eugene
Dr. Eugene obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, a Certified Trauma Specialist, and an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. She has co-authored a book on mass trauma and emotional healing, Mass Trauma and Emotional Healing around the World: Rituals and Practices for Resilience and Meaning-Making, and written many articles on culturally-based concerns, trauma, play therapy. Dr. Eugene has focused her practice in the areas of children, family, and community well-being. Her current research interest focuses on female perpetrators of intimate partner violence with a history of childhood maltreatment. As a multicultural clinician, her research and treatment reflect her background and interests.
Dominique Eugene, PhD, LMFT, RPT/S, NTP, IFECMHS, CTSS Psychologist – Monterey, California, USA