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Tarma Burns Loeb

Tarma Burns Loeb

Tamra Burns Loeb is an associate adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at the University of California Los Angeles. Over the past two decades, she has collaborated with a team of experienced behavioral science researchers and clinicians in the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma, and Mental Health Disparities. They develop novel strategies to assess trauma, discrimination and other types of adversity, their context, and their relationships to health and mental health outcomes among communities throughout the United States and in South Africa. She was recently awarded a grant to assess COVID-19 related experiences in Black and Latinx HIV-seropositive individuals in Los Angeles, California through the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine COVID-19 Research Award Program.

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Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open highlights how prioritizing mental wellness goes against the rules, on the court and off

By: and - June 5, 2021

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka announced that she would withdraw from the French Open after she was fined and threatened with being disqualified for not speaking to media during the tournament to protect her mental health. French Open officials and others initially reacted not with concern but by criticizing her for not fulfilling her obligations. […]