Gemima St. Louis Gemima St. Louis, PhD

617-327-6777 x1241, Work Space 443


  • Associate Vice President for Workforce Initiatives & Specialty Training
  • Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Department
  • Director, HRSA-Funded STAR Fellowship Program
  • Director, PATHWAYS Program, Department of Community Engagement
  • Faculty, Concentration in Children and Families of Adversity & Resilience


  • PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston


  • Systems Theory & Practice (ST810)
  • Introduction to African & Caribbean Mental Health (AC620)
  • Haiti Service Learning & Cultural Immersion Program (CC564 and CC565)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Culturally-responsive interventions for children, adolescents, and families
  • School-based clinical programs for youths in underserved communities
  • Trauma-informed and evidence-based practices for culturally diverse groups
  • Behavioral health workforce development and pipeline programs
  • International service learning and capacity-building initiatives

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts Board of Registration
  • Certified Health Service Provider, Massachusetts Board of Registration

Publications and Presentations

St. Louis, G. (2018).  Preparing psychology students as global citizens and leaders: Why service learning matters. International Psychology Bulletin, 22(4), 39-41. 

Nicolas, G., St. Louis, G., & Lacet, C. (2016). Building mental health capacity in Haiti through collaborative partnerships. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Austin, A., St. Louis, G., Bloom, J., & Jernigan-Noesi, M. (2016, October, 15). Ethnic identity development and the effects of perceived discrimination on the academic achievement of METCO students. Presentation delivered at the Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association. Worcester, MA: Assumption College.

Pierre, J., Bloom, J., St. Louis, G., & Prosper, V. (2016, October 15). Transgenerational transmission of trauma in Haitian families. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association. Worcester, MA: Assumption College.

Lambert, S., Bennasar, M. C., St. Louis, G., Ecker, B., & Rosowsky, E. (2016, January 21). The Role of mentoring in attracting doctoral students to work with underserved populations. Panel presentation delivered at the Mid-Winter Conference of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology – “Creating Mentorship Pipelines.” Atlanta, Georgia: Grand Hyatt Hotel Buckhead.

St. Louis, G., Roizner, M., Gomez, S., Panetta, A., & Kinscherff, R. (2015, August 7).  The PATHWAYS Program: An innovative, school-based mental health program for at-risk urban youth. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Toronto, Canada: Toronto Convention Center.

Bloom, J., & St. Louis, G. (2014, October 16). Surviving against all odds: Coping and resiliency among Haitian immigrants. Presentation delivered at the Annual “On New Shores” Conference. Toronto, Canada: Holiday Inn Hotel.

St. Louis, G., Pierre-Victor, M. A., Prosper, V., & Lacet, C.  (2013, October 19). Haitian immigrants in the U.S. Presentation delivered at the 13th Annual Diversity Challenge Conference. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Alum, American Psychological Association, Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
  • Member, APA’s New and On-going Initiatives Subcommittee
  • Steering Committee Member, Haitian Mental Health Network

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Director of Mental Health Training and Research, The SPARK Center at Boston Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Director, Center for Community Health, Education & Research
  • Instructor, Boston College, Lynch School of Education
  • Consulting Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor, Children’s Services of Roxbury

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race)
  • Member, APA Division 52 (International Psychology)
  • Member, APA Division 53 (Clinical Child Psychology)

Community Engagement

  • Co-Founder and Past-President, Haitian Mental Health Network
  • Member, Rebâti Santé Mental (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)