I am a doctoral candidate in the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley and a predoctoral fellow at the Ford Foundation. I received my bachelor and master degrees from Stanford University.
My research focuses on racial disparities and inequity in the treatment of serious mental illnesses, particularly among black Americans. Black Americans with serious mental illnesses are overrepresented in groups that have little to no voice in our society, like the imprisoned, impoverished, and homeless. My goal is to be a strong advocate for these people and to give voice to the issues they face that receive little attention in our healthcare system and mental healthcare research.
Areas of interest: unintended biases in the mental healthcare of minorities with serious mental illnesses; factors that enhance interracial provider-patient relationships in mental healthcare; social and cultural models of emotion and psychopathology
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