Derek Novacek, Ph.D.

Derek Novacek, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and VA Greater Los AngelesHealthcare System

Dr Novacek’s current research encompasses two directions, both of which aim to improve community integration among individuals who have experienced homelessness. The first line focuses on examining whether there are racial differences in community integration and identifying psychosocial predictors of community integration to inform the development of culturally congruent rehabilitative interventions for homeless-experienced Black Veterans. The second line of research aims to develop a reliable and valid measure of self-stigma for individuals who have experienced homelessness.