The CARE lab

Community-Academic Research Engagement

Working with communities to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families

About Us

The CARE lab is run by Maya Boustani at Loma Linda University. The goal of the CARE lab is to develop academic-research collaborations to reduce mental health disparities for vulnerable youth and families. The research rests on three principles (a) prioritize research-practice partnerships in the design and delivery of services; (b) identify low-cost ways to disseminate evidence-based practices in communities of need, using indigenous resources; and (c) attend closely to workforce and organizational factors that support feasibility, effective implementation, and sustainability of evidence based practice.
About Us

Meet our Team

Maya Boustani, PhD


Chalita Antommarchi

Graduate Student

Savannah Bachar

Graduate Student

Gabriela Bagnara

Graduate Student

Talia Banayan

Graduate Student

Jaynish Hazari

Graduate Student

Hannah Jutzy

Graduate Student

Kelly Vogel

Graduate Student

Community Partners

San Bernardino City Unified School District

We are excited to be partnering with the San Bernardino City Unified School District on mental health and wellness initiatives.


Contact Us

  • 11130 Anderson St, Loma Linda, California 92350, USA
  • Loma Linda University Department of Psychology