Enrique Neblett, PhD - Racism, Biopsychosocial Mechanisms, and Racial Disparities in Health: Pathways and Destinations

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Enrique Neblett, PhD
University of Michigan 

Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., PhD is a Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Associate Director of the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center. Dr. Neblett is one of the leading U.S. scholars in the area of racism and health, with a particular focus on understanding how racism-related stress influences the mental and physical health of African American young people. In his newest line of research, he conducts community-based participatory research with an eye toward developing and implementing interventions, programs, and policies that can: 1) address the mental health consequences of individual, cultural, and structural racism; 2) improve health; and 3) promote health equity. Dr. Neblett's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He teaches courses on race, ethnicity, and mental health and population health determinants and disparities, and he serves on the Society for Research on Adolescence Executive Council and as an Associate Editor for Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. In 2019, Dr. Neblett was named Mentor of the Year by the Black Caucus of the Society for Research in Child Development, and in 2017, he was awarded the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring. Dr. Neblett earned his Sc.B. from Brown University and his M.S. from Pennsylvania State University. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan in 2006.

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