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Reducing Stress, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptoms Via a Family-centered Preventative Intervention for Immigrants: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial

Funded by: 

National Institute of Mental Health at the National Institutes of Health


Grant Amount: 


Award Period: 

June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2023

Dr. Poudel-Tandukar’s research focuses on identifying socio-cultural factors that increase stress among immigrant families and developing effective community-based strategies to address these factors. During the three year grant, along with her team, she will seek to implement family-based, culturally-tailored intervention with the goal of creating and implementing strategies to positively impact the mental health of immigrants and their families as well as empowering the communities supporting them to take a leading role in this effort. 

Principal Investigator: 

Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar