Carmela Morales Roybal

RWJF Doctoral Fellow, Sociology
Biography 

Carmela Roybal is a PhD student with the Department of Sociology. A native New Mexican, Carmela's specialization is in the sociology of health, race and ethnicity, with an emphasis on the social determinants of mental health of American Indians and Latinos.  Her current research examines substance abuse patterns and suicide among American Indians and Latinos, in which she incorporates indigenous approaches to mental health.

Research Interests 

Carmela Roybal is a PhD student with the Department of Sociology. A native New Mexican, Carmela's specialization is in the sociology of health, race and ethnicity, with an emphasis on the social determinants of mental health of American Indians and Latinos. Her current research examines substance abuse patterns and suicide among American Indias and Latinos, in which she incorporates indigenous approaches to mental health.