Evan Auguste

Evan Auguste

PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Fordham University
Chapter Member: New York City SSN

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About Evan

Auguste's research focuses on racial health disparities, microaggressions, and trauma in young adults and justice-involved adolescents, and mental health advocacy in Haiti. Auguste serves on the student circle board of the Association of Black Psychologists and with the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad. 


How Racial Microaggressions Create Hostile Spaces

In the News

"Why the APA’s Apology for Promoting White Supremacy Falls Short," Evan Auguste, Opinion, Think, November 21, 2021.
"The Chauvin Trial and Healing, Resistance and Resilience in the Diaspora," Evan Auguste, Health and Science, Haitian Times, April 21, 2021.
"We’ve Been Breaking: Attending to Racial Trauma During Resistance," Evan Auguste, Opinion, Latino Rebels, June 9, 2020.
"Haitian Lessons in Liberation: The Legacies of Louis Mars and Foreign Aid," Evan Auguste, Opinion, Latino Rebels, December 27, 2019.
"Why Do We Fear Vodou?," Evan Auguste (with Tiffany Yip), Psychology Today, November 2, 2018.


"Poly-Victimization and Justice-Involved Adolescents: What We Know," (with Maria Jimenez, Zoe Feingold, and Keith R. Cruise), 2018 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, March 8, 2018.

Assesses the effectiveness of the MAYSI-2, a popular screening tool for mental health, on assessing poly-victimization (multiple types of trauma exposures) on justice-involved adolescents. Finds that the screen was an effective screening tool for poly-victimization in this population.

"Differences in Short and Long Sleep Durations between Blacks and Whites Attributed to Emotional Distress: Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey in the United States" (with Azizi A. Seixas, Emmanuella Auguste, Mark Butler, Caryl James, Valerie Newsome, Vilma Aparecida da Silva Fonseca, Andres Schneeberger, Ferdinand Zizi, and Girardin Jean-Louis). Sleep Health 3, no. 1 (2017): 28-34.

Discusses how individuals of the black race/ethnicity or those reporting greater levels of emotional distress are more likely to report short or long sleep duration. Suggests that emotional distress might partially explain racial/ethnic differences in unhealthy sleep duration between blacks and whites.

"Depression, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Psychosocial Health" (with Shazia Jehan, Seithikurippu Pandi-Perumal, Jolaade Kalinowski, Alyson K. Myers, Ferdinand Zizi, Madhu G. Rajanna, Girardin Jean-Louis, and Samy I. McFarlane). Sleep Medicine and Disorders: International Journal 1, no. 3 (2017).

Shows that depression and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are major associated comorbidities. Suggests that the quality of an individual's health can be improved by the early detection of the symptoms of overlapping OSA and depression.