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Miya Gentry, M.A.

Pronouns: Miya, she, her

Doctoral Student

SDSU / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Experimental Psychopathology

San Diego

Areas of Research

Early Trauma on Adult Biopsychosocial Functioning, Risk and Resilience Factors to Trauma, Complex PTSD, Revictimization of Trauma


Miya’s primary research focus is the impact of early trauma on adult biopsychosocial functioning. Her research interests also include: risk and resilience factors to trauma, Complex PTSD, revictimization of trauma throughout the lifespan, and mindfulness based interventions.


Barton Palmer, Ph.D., UC San Diego


  1. B.A. Psychology, Religious Studies
    San Francisco State University, San Francisco
  2. M.A. Clinical Psychology, Research Methods
    Columbia University
  1. Gentry, M., & Palmer, B.W. (in press). Loneliness in people with mental health disorders. In Loneliness: Science and practice. American Psychiatric Publishing.
  2. Gentry, M., & Palmer, B. W. (2021). The ‘timbre’ of loneliness in Late life. International Psychogeriatrics, 1–9.
  3. Hagan, M.J., Waters, S., Holley, S., Moctezuma, L., Gentry, M. (2020). The interactive effect of family conflict history and physiological reactivity on different forms of aggression in young women. Biological Psychology, 153, 157888.
  4. Hagan, M. J., Gentry, M., Ippen, C. G., & Lieberman, A. F. (2018). PTSD with and without dissociation in young children exposed to interpersonal trauma. Journal of Affective Disorders, 227, 536-541.
  1. 2020- Integrative Project Honorable Mention with Distinction and Honors. Awarded by: Teachers College, Columbia University