Leslie Adams, PhD, MPH, researches the intersection of gender, race, and mental health to examine socially-determined mental health disparities in Black communities.
Black men's mental health; depression; suicide; racism; health disparities; gender norms; community based participatory research; mixed methods research; latent variable methods
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Leslie Adams’ research examines relationships between discrimination, mental health prevention (depression and suicide), and mental health services utilization using a mixed methods and community-engaged approach. Particularly, Dr. Adams explores the intersections between gender norms, racism, and mental health service disparities among Black men. Her research agenda also focuses on comparative, cross-cultural mental health research among individuals of African descent with an emphasis on those residing in the United States and South Africa.
Researcher Resilience Program (NIMH R25) Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging (MCUAAAR) Fellow RWJF New Connections Program APA Minority Fellowship Program, Psychology Summer Institute