Malena Price

Graduate Student |


Malena Price received a BA in International Affairs and MSc in Global Health from Duke University and is now pursuing her clinical PhD in psychology at the University of Miami. Prior to joining the Jha lab, she traveled to Jordan support by a Fulbright Research Grant to study behavioral health outcomes among refugees seeking asylum in Amman. During her time there, she established her fluency in the Arabic language. 

Currently, Malena is a graduate student in the adult track of the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of Miami. Her research interests focus on the adaptation and implementation of mindfulness training programs to improve the psychological health of minoritized and marginalized populations. In addition to research, she enjoys practicing and teaching yoga as a registered yoga teacher (RYT 300).


  • Boland, C.L., Zanesco, A.P., Denkova, E., Alessio, C., Price, M.M., Rodgers, S.L. & Jha, A.P. (under review). Investigating the impact of mindfulness training on measures of stress and affect in time-pressured professional and community settings.

  • Dardas, L. A., Price, Malena M., Arscott, J., Shahrour, G., & Convoy, S. (2021). Voicing Jordanian Adolescents’ Suicide. Nursing Research70(1), E1-E10. Print.

  • Price, Malena M., Safadi, R., & Clements, D. (2020). Reproductive Health Experiences of Syrian Refugees Residing in Jordan. Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health8(4), 2437-2446. Print.

  • Alduraidi, Hamza, Dardas, Latefa A., and Price, Malena M., “Social Determinants of Resilience Among Syrian Refugees in Jordan.” Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 58, no. 8 (2020): 31-38. Print.

  • Price, Malena M. (2012). Happiness in the Eyes of a Refugee. Kenan Institute for Ethics Uprooted/Rerouted: Narrative of Bhutanese and Iraqi Refugees. 51-55. Print.