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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.
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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.
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.
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.