Delida Sanchez, Ph.D. 
Pronouns: She/Her
Term: 2023 - 2026

Dr. Delida Sanchez is an Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Maryland College Park. She earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College, and an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Sanchez's scholarship focuses on the effects of racism and health disparities on mental and behavioral health outcomes of ethnically diverse Black and Latinx adolescent and emerging adult populations. Central to her work is identifying and incorporating cultural-specific protective constructs into her research design and interventions to advance mental health and behavioral interventions for populations of Color. Dr. Sanchez's research has been funded by non-profit and public sectors such as the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, the Professional Staff Congress, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Sanchez was the Training Director at the Pace University Counseling Center (2005-2007) and also worked in private practice with racially and ethnically diverse clients, particularly around the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Before joining the faculty at UMD, Dr. Sanchez was Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at UT Austin (2012-2021) and served as the Program Director from 2018-2021. She was a member of the APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (2020-2023) and was Vice-Chair in 2022, where she collaborated on projects around anti-racism, advocacy, and promoting an understanding of the psychological well-being of Populations of Color. Dr. Sanchez is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Latinx Psychology and serves on the Editorial Boards of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology and the Journal of Black Psychology.