Research

Recent Faculty Grants

Dr. Jules Harrell Awarded 3-Year NSF Grant

Dr. Jules Harrell (PI) was awarded a 3-year grant by the National Science FoundationDevelopmental Mechanisms of African American Ethnic and Racial Identity During the Transition to Adulthood, to examine the multifaceted ways in which African American ethnic identity and racial identity (ERI) - the personal significance and meaning of race and ethnicity to an individual - shapes the association between racial discrimination experiences and biopsychosocial development during the transition to adulthood. 

Harrell NSF Grant

Dr. Woojae Kim Awarded NSF Grant

The National Science Foundation awarded a grant (BCS-1834323; $299,794) to support Dr. Woojae Kim’s research project Toward a General Framework for Optimal Experimentation in Computational Cognition. Jointly funded by NSF’s Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) and Perception, Action, and Cognition (PAC) programs, this project will lay the computational foundation for optimal experimentation in cognitive modeling research.

Quantitative Psychology Active Learning Lab

Dr. Ezer Kang and the University of Ibadan Awarded 3-Year NIMH Grant to Improve Child Mental Health Services in Ibadan

In Nigeria where child and adolescent mental health services are available but limited, guardians’ willingness to utilize accessible treatment for their children is pivotal to ensuring that their mental health needs are met in a timely manner. Therefore, our research teams from Howard University (Kang, Mance, Kim, & Akinkuoto) and the University of Ibadan (Omigbodun) will identify determinants of guardians’ willingness to utilize accessible services for their children in Ibadan, Nigeria. 

Funded by NIMH, 1R15MH117631-01

Global Community Health Lab

Recent Faculty & Student Publications

Herren, O.M., Burris, S.E., Levy, S.A., Kirk, K., Banks, K.S., Jones,V., Beard, B., Mwendwa, D.T., Callender, C.O., & Campbell, A.L. (2019). Influence of spirituality on depression-induced inflammation and executive functioning in a community sample of African Americans. Ethnicity & Disease, 29(2), 267-276.

Jiao, L., Zhang, Y., Plummer, P., Liu, C., & Chen, B. (2019). The influence of bilingual language experience on executive control: An ERPs study. Journal of Neurolinguistics51, 42-52.

Kang, E., Leu, C. S., Snyder, J., Robbins, R. N., Bucek, A., & Mellins, C. A. (2019). Caregiver perceptions of environment moderate relationship between neighborhood characteristics and language skills among youth living with perinatal HIV and uninfected youth exposed to HIV in New York City. AIDS Care31(1), 61-68.

Winston-Proctor, C. E. (2018). Toward a model for teaching and learning qualitative inquiry within a core content undergraduate psychology course: Personality psychology as a natural opportunity. Qualitative Psychology, 5(2), 243-262.

Conferences

Leslie Hicks Symposium

The Leslie H. Hicks Research Symposium was initiated in 2005 as a tribute to Dr. Leslie H. Hicks who is celebrated as a pioneer in the field.  One of the first African Americans to receive the Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology, he served as the Chairman of HU Psychology Department for 31 years, where he initially spearheaded the effort to establish a Ph.D. program in Psychology (1968), making Howard University the first HBCU with a Clinical Psychology Program accredited by the American Psychological Association.  In his honor, the Hicks Symposium annually celebrates the research excellence of our student/faculty scholars.

Labs

Quantitative Psychology Active Learning Lab (Director: Woojae Kim)

Family Health Psychology Lab (Director: Linda Berg-Cross)

HealthPARC: Health Promotion & Risk Reduction Research Center (Director: Denée T. Mwendwa)

Global Community Health Lab (Director: Ezer Kang)

Barden Lab (Director: James Barden)

Capstone Institute at Howard (Director: Wade Boykin)

Howard University (HU) ADVANCE-IT (Co-Director: Cynthia Winston-Proctor)