Alyssa Clayden, M.S.W., L.I.S.W.

Ph.D. Student

I am interested in research that identifies the barriers that refugees face when pursuing mental health supports. This includes issues of education, fear, and prejudice in mental health practitioners and systems, as well as the complexity of intergenerational struggles as refugee youth grow up in the U.S. without access to cultural and social brokering and guidance at home. I am interested in pursuing research that can increase access to mental health services for refugees in the U.S., as well as build more bridges for successful integration, whether a family is newly arrived or has been in the U.S. for an extended amount of time. 

Research Interests

Access to mental health services for refugees

Research areas
  • Diversity and Social Justice
  • Health, Mental Health, and Disability
Alyssa Clayden
M.S.W., University of Iowa