Cierra is a McNair Scholar investigating cortisol functioning and psychological well-being among refugees.

Additionally, she is working with Shukuru Kamulete on understanding the educational barriers and supports of refugee-background students in higher education.​​

Highlighted Works at the HDE Lab:

  • Abellera, C., & Masarik, A. S. (April 14, 2018). Cortisol variations and the mental health consequences of war-related trauma: An illustrative review. Oral presentation at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference in Denver, CO.

  • Masarik A. S., Abellera, C., Holdiman, A., Knudson, A., & Mack, A. (November 18, 2017). Refugee stress and resilience: Application of the Family Stress Model. Poster presentation at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

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