Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR; Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health;
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, LSA
426 Thompson Street
Research interests include social relationships and social supports within African American communities. Current research activities are in three areas: 1) the mental health consequences of adolescent childbearing within an intergenerational family context; 2) enhancing health behaviors of African American fathers and their adolescent sons; and 3) the family support functions of Black churches. Teaches courses in the areas of adolescent health, social support and social networks in health behaviors, and theories of health behavior change.