Current Research Projects
Examining Psychology of Working Theory Factors in Black and White Emerging Adult College Students. This study is examining difference Psychology of Working Theory constructs in a sample of college students.
The State of Anti-racism Education and Training in Counseling Psychology Doctoral Programs. This study is examining student and faculty perceptions of anti-racism training in their doctoral program.
Marginalization Experiences and Healthcare Utilization in Undergraduate College Students. This study is examining different marginalization experiences and how they relate to mental health and physical healthcare utilization for college students.
Applying Bystander Interventions to Racial Microaggressions in a High Student Population. This mixed methods and grant-funded project is focused on examining the reasons why bystanders choose to intervene or not intervene when they witness a racial microaggression in action.
The Increasing Mindfulness Engagement (TIME) Project. This pilot study is grant-funded and focused on developing engagement strategies drawn from behavioral economics to engage Black college drinkers in a mHealth mindfulness app.
Past Research Projects
Psychological and Substance Use Impacts of COVID-19 Perceived Threat in Racially Diverse Emerging Adults. This study examined COVID-19 perceived threat and its relation to psychological functioning and substance use in racially diverse emerging adults. This project is currently in the data analysis phase.
Discrimination And Risky Endeavors Study (D.A.R.E.). This study examined the influence of microaggressions and overt discrimination on substance use behaviors. The project was a collaboration with Dr. James Murphy in the Clinical Psychology Department at the University of Memphis. This project is complete.
Microaggressions in Women Living with HIV. This grant-funded qualitative project examined the experience of microaggressions related to their health status in women living with HIV. This project is complete.
The Microaggressions and Size Study (M.A.S.S.). This grant-funded qualitative study examined the experience of size-related microaggressions in college students who have body mass indexes that place them in the overweight or obese range. This project is complete.
The Identity Exploration Study. This project examined discrimination, and mental and physical health outcomes in multiracial young adults. The project is a collaboration with Dr. Idia Thurston in the Clinical Psychology Department at the Texas A & M University. This project is complete.
The Discrimination Experiences and Examples of Decisions about Sex Study. This grant-funded project examined the influence of microaggressions and overt discrimination on mental health and sexual risk behaviors in Black college students. This project is complete.
The Status of Health Psychology in Jamaica. This qualitative study involved interviewing mental health providers in Jamaica asking questions about Health Psychology as a unique field on the island. This project is complete.
Microaggressions and Mental Health in College Students of Color. This study examined the relationship between microaggressions and mental health in a sample of college students who identified as non-White. Further, we examined several moderators of these relationships. This project is complete.
Microaggressions and Work Volition in Adults of Color. This grant funded study examined the relationship between microaggressions and work volition in a sample of college students who identified as non-White. Further, we examined several moderators of these relationships. This project is complete.
Microaggressions and Help-seeking Behaviors in Adults of Color Living with a Chronic Illness. This study examined the relationship between microaggressions and help-seeking behaviors in adults of color living with a chronic illness. The project is a collaboration with Dr. Kenneth Parnell at the University of Northern Colorado. This project is complete.