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Wizdom A. Powell, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., B.A.

Professor/Clinical
Director, Health Disparities Institute
Academic Office Location:

UConn Health Disparities Institute
241 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-679-3990
Email: wpowell@uchc.edu
Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeForensic Psychology/African-American Studies
M.S.University of MichiganClinical Psychology
M.P.H.University of MichiganHealth Behavior Health Education/Women's & Reproductive Health
Ph.D.University of MichiganClinical Psychology

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Health Innovator FellowshipAspen Institute
Academic Writing Residency at BellagioRockefeller Foundation
Extramural Loan Repayment Program Award RecipientNIH/NIMHD
Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young FacultyPhillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize
Faculty FellowUNC Institute for African American Research
Distinguished Professional Service AwardAmerican Psychological Association
Burch Minority Leadership AwardKaiser Permanente
Delta OmegaHonorary Society in Public Health
Summer Institute FellowFamily Research Consortium
Addiction Research Training FellowNational Institute of Drug Abuse
Loren Frankel Dissertation of the Year AwardAmerican Psychological Association
Minority Fellowship Summer Institute FellowAmerican Psychological Association
Dean's AwardUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Ruth Mott Health ScholarUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control Travel AwardNational Cancer Institute
Pre-doctoral FellowFord Foundation
Minority FellowAmerican Psychological Association
Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Alumnae of the YearRonald E. McNair
Psi Chi, International Honor Society in PsychologyJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Ethnicity & HealthProfessional/Scientific JournalAssociate EditorNational2016
Emerging AdulthoodProfessional/Scientific JournalEditorial Board MemberNational2016
Developmental PsychologyProfessional/Scientific JournalEditorial Board MemberNational2015
Movement of YouthCommunity ServiceAdvisory Board MemberExternalNational2015
Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS)Professional/Scientific OrganizationApplication Committee MemberExternalNational2015
My Brother's Keeper InitiativeCommunity ServiceCo-ChairExternalNational2015
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority PsychologyProfessional/Scientific JournalEditorial Board MemberNational2014
African American Researchers Working Group, National Institutes of Drug AbuseProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2014
Hampton University Regional Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center on Minority Men's HealthProfessional/Scientific OrganizationExternal Advisory Board MemberUniversity2013
American Psychological Association Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and MenProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairNational2013
Social Science and MedicineProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerInternational2012
American Journal of Public HealthProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerNational2011
Journal of Health Disparities Research and PracticeProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerNational2011
Race and Social ProblemsProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerNational2011
Social Science QuarterlyProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerNational2011
Psychology of Men and MasculinityEditorial BoardExternalNational2010
Sex RolesProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerNational2010
Mental Health, Religion, & CultureProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerNational2010
Journal of the National Medical AssociationProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerNational2010
Annals of Behavioral MedicineProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerNational2010
The Aging MaleProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerNational2008
Morehouse College Male InitiativeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUniversity2007
Faculty of 1000 MedicineInternational2007
American Psychological AssociationMemberNational
Society of General Internal MedicineMemberNational
American Public Health AssociationMemberNational
Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health ScienceMemberInternational

Journal Articles

  • "Being there in spirit, fire, and mind." Expressive roles among nonresidential African American fathers.
    Hammond, W.P., Caldwell, C.H., Brooks, C., & Bell, L. Research on Social Work Practice 21(3):308-313
  • "It's the skin you're in": African American women talk about their experiences of racism. An exploratory study to develop measures of racism for birth outcome studies.
    Nuru-Jeter, A. Parker-Dominguez, T.P., Hammond, W.P., Leu, J., Skatz, M., Egerter, S., Jones, C.P., & Braveman, P. Maternal and Child Health Journal 13(1):29-39
  • "Taking it like a man!": Masculine role norms as moderators of the racial discrimination-depressive symptoms association among African American men.
    Hammond, W.P. American Journal of Public Health 102(S2):S232-S241
  • Antihypertensive medication non-adherence in Black men: Direct and mediating effects of depressive symptoms, psychosocial stressors and alcohol misuse.
    Cene, C.W., Dennison, C.R., Hammon, W.P. Kim, M.T., Levine, M., Bone, L.R., Hill, M. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension 15(3):201-209
  • Being a man about it: Manhood meaning among African American men.
    Hammond, W.P., & Mattis, J.S. Psychology of Men & Masculinity 6(2):114-126
  • Buried hatchets, marked locations: Forgiveness, everyday racial discrimination, and African-American men's depressive symptomatology
    Powell, W., Banks, K.H., Mattis, J.S. (In press) American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
  • Changing attitudes about concurrency: Results of a radio campaign.
    Adimora, A.A., Schoenbach, V.J., Cates, J., Cope, A.B., Ramirez, C., Agans, R., Powell, W., & Fortune, T. (Accepted, With Revisions) AIDS Education and Prevention
  • Chill, Be Cool Man: African-American Men, Identity, Coping and Aggressive Ideation.
    Thomas, A., Hammond, W.P., Kohn-Wood, L. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology 21(3):369-379
  • Coping styles, depressive symptoms, and race during the transition to adulthood
    Kohn-Wood, L.P., Hammond, W.P., Haynes, T.F., Ferguson, K.K., & Jackson, B. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture 15(4):363-372
  • Determinants of usual source of care disparities among African American and Black Caribbean men: Findings from the National Survey of American Life.
    Hammond, W.P., Mohottige, D., Chantala, K., Hastings, J.F., Neighbors, H.W., & Snowden, L.R. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 22(1):157-175
  • Disease prevalence and access to healthcare among a national sample of white and black male state prisoners
    Rose, D.L., Hammond, W.P., Wohl, D., & Golin, C. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 23(1):254-272
  • Forests, trees, and streams: Why an integration of discursive psychological frameworks and gender role strain paradigms is needed
    Hammond, W.P. Psychology of Men & Masculinity 15(4):372-374
  • From homeless, to hopeless and health-less?: The health impacts of housing challenges among former foster care youth transitioning to adulthood in California.
    Yen, I.H., Hammond, W.P., & Kushel, M. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing 32(2):77-93
  • Implementing a prison Medicaid enrollment program for inmates with a community hospitalization
    Rosen, D.L., Grodensky C.A., Miller A.R., Golin C.E., Domino M.E., Powell W., & Wohl D.A. Journal of Urban Health 11-10
  • Masculinity and race-related factors as barriers to health help-seeking among African-American men
    Powell, W., Adams, L.B., Cole-Lewis, Y., Agyemang, A., Upton, R. Behavioral Medicine 42(3):1-14
  • Masculinity ideology and forgiveness of racial discrimination among African American men: Direct and interactive relationships.
    Hammond, W.P., Banks, K.H., & Mattis, J.S. Sex Roles 55(9-10):679-692
  • Masculinity, medical mistrust, and preventive health services delays among community-dwelling African American men.
    Hammond, W.P., Matthews, D., Mohottige, D., Agyemang, A., & Corbie-Smith, G. Journal of General Internal Medicine 25(12):1300-1308
  • Medical Mistrust and Colorectal Cancer Screening among African Americans: a systemic review
    Adams, L.B., Richmond, J., Corbie-Smith, G. & Powell, W. (In Press) Journal of Community Health 11-18
  • Psychosocial correlates of medical mistrust among African American men
    Hammond, W.P. American Journal of Community Psychology 45(1-2):87-106
  • Psychosocial factors associated with routine health examination scheduling and receipt among African American men.
    Hammond, W.P., Matthews, D., & Corbie-Smith, G. Journal of the National Medical Association 102(4):276-289
  • Public mistrust of the U.S. health care system's profit motives: Implications for improving value in health care.
    Richmond, J., Powell, W., Maurer, M., Mangrum, M., Gold, M., Pathak-Sen, E., Yang, M., Carman, K.L. (In press) Journal of General Internal Medicine
  • Racial discrimination and depressive symptoms among African American men: The mediating and moderating roles for masculine self-reliance and John Henryism
    Matthews, D., Hammond, W.P., Nuru-Jeter, A., Cole-Lewis, Y., & Melvin, T. Psychology of Men & Masculinity 14(1):35-46
  • Redefining racial residential segregation and its association with physical activity among African Americans 50 years and older: A mixed methods approach.
    Armstrong-Brown, J., Eng, E.E., Hammond, W.P., Zimmer, C., Bowling, J.M. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 23(2):237-246
  • Reducing concurrent sexual partnerships among African Americans in the rural southeastern United States: Development of narrative messages for a radio campaign.
    Cates, J.R., Francis, D.B., Ramirez, C., Brown, J.D., Schoenback, V., Fortune, T., Hammond, W.P., Adimora, A.A. Journal of Health Communication 20(11):1264-1274
  • Social Isolation and psychological distress increase risk of incident heart failure: Findings from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.
    Cene, C.W., Lin, F., Loehr, L., Hammond, W.P., Foraker, R.E., Rose, K.M., Mosley, T.H. European Journal of Heart Failure 4(7):748-753
  • The association between men's concern about demonstrating masculine characteristics and their sexual risk behaviors: Findings from the Domincan Republic.
    Fleming, P.J., Barrington, C., Powell, W., Gottert, A., Lerebours, L., Donastorg, Y., Brito, M.O. Archives of Sexual Behavior 141-9
  • The gender role strain paradigm.
    Levant. R.L. & Hammond, W.P. (In Press) Psychology of Men and Masculinities
  • The Impact of Feminist Attitudes on the Relation between Racial Awareness and Racial Identity
    Banks, K.H., Murray, T., Brown, N., Hammond, W.P. Sex Roles 70(5-6):232-239
  • The moderating capacity of racial identity between perceived discrimination and psychological well-being over time among African American youth
    Seaton, E., Neblett, E.W., Jr., Upton, R., Hammond, W.P., & Sellers, R.M. Child Development 82(6):1850-1867
  • The Role of Racial Identity and Implicit Racial Bias in Self-Reported Racial Discrimination: Implications for Depression Among African American Men
    Chae DH, Powell, W., Smith-Bynum M.A., Nuru-Jeter A.M., Seaton E.K. Forman T., Turpin R., Sellers R. (In Press) Journal of Black Psychology
  • The social production of altruism: Motivations for selfless action in a low-income urban community
    Mattis, J.S., Hammond, W.P., Grayman, N., Bonacci, M. Brennan, W., Ladyzhenskaya, L. &, So, S. American Journal of Community Psychology 43(1-2):71-84
  • Underlying mechanisms in the relationship between Africentric worldview and depressive symptoms.
    Neblett, E.W., Jr., Hammond W.P., & Seaton, E.K., & Townsend, T.G. Journal of Counseling Psychology 57(1):105-113
  • Understanding social capital and HIV risk in rural African American communities
    Cene, C.W., Akers, A.Y., Lloyd, S.W., Albritton, T., & Hammond, W.P., & Corbie-Smith, G. Journal of General Internal Medicine 26(7):737-744
  • What would I know about mercy? Faith, Forgiveness, and Optimistic Expectancies among African Americans
    Mattis, J.S., Powell, W., Grayman, N.A., Murray, Y., Cole-Lewis, Y., Goodwill, J. Race and Social Problem 9(1):42-52
  • Workplace discrimination and depressive symptoms: A study of multi-ethnic hospital employees
    Hammond, W.P., Gillen, M., Yen, I.H. Race and Social Problems 2(1):19-30

Book Chapters

  • Everyday racism as a threat to the masculine social self: Framing investigations of African American male health disparities.
    Hammond, W.P., Fleming, P.F., Villa-Torres, L. APA Handbook of Men and Masculinities 259-284
  • Positive Psychology in African Americans
    Mattis, J.S., Grayman Simpson, N., Hammond, W.P., Anderson, R.E., Mattis, J.H., & Kimbro, L. Positive psychology in racial and ethnic minority groups: Theory, research, and practice. 83-107
  • Racial discrimination, identity, and health risk behavior among African American adolescent males.
    Hammond, W.P., Agyemang, A., Seaton, E.K., Neblett, E.W., Jr. The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents 381-403
  • Social determinants of medical mistrust among African American men.
    Hammond, W.P. & Siddiqi, A.A. Social Determinants of African-American Men's Health 135-160
  • The role of paternal health socialization in preadolescent African American male health behavior, beliefs, and outcomes.
    Hammond, W.P., Matthews, D., Cooper, S.M., Johnson, S., Caldwell, C.H. The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents 405-423
  • They can't breathe: Why neighborhoods matter for the health of African American men and boys.
    Powell, W., Taggart T.T., Richmond, J., Adams, L.B., Brown, A.L. Boys and Men in African American Families 227-242
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Disrupting the single story: How whole truths help to build more sustainable health equity agendasTalkUniversity of Connecticut, Health Disparities Institute2016Hartford, CT
Disrupting the Single Story: The whole truths we need told to create health equity among Black boys and men.Other48th Annual Association of Black Psychologists Meeting2016Crystal City, VA
They can't breathe: Neighborhoods, racial-profiling, and the health of young adult African American menTalkSociety for General Internal Medicine2016Hollywood, FL
They can't breathe: How neighborhoods impact masculinity enactment and substance abuse risk among African American men.TalkPenn State's 23rd Annual Symposium on Family Issues2015State College, PA
Working in the shadows of Eunice Rivers: Spreading me-search, re-membering history, and eliminating Black male health inequalitiesOtherMeharry Medical School2015Nashville, TN
The contribution of masculinity to behavioral health equity among boys and men of colorPlenary Lecture66th Annual Society for Public Health Education Meeting2015Portland, OR
The contribution of masculinity to behavioral health equity among boys and men of colorOtherAPA/SAMHSA Pathways to Behavioral Health Equity among Boys and Men of Color2015Washington, D.C.
Working in the shadows of Eunice Rivers: Spreading me-search, re-membering history, and eliminating Black male health inequalitiesOtherPitzer College2015Claremont, CA
Mapping therapeutic landscapes for African American males: Unpacking the roles of neighborhood contexts in health outcomesOtherSymposium on Race, poverty, and change in America: The persistent dilemmas2015Pennsylvania, PA
Masculine (Dis)Advantage: Understanding determinants of health disparities in vulnerable boys and men.Other142nd Annual American Public Health Association Meeting2014New Orleans, LA
Masculine (Dis)Advantage: Understanding determinants of health disparities in vulnerable boys and men.OtherAcademy Health Annual Meeting2014San Diego, CA
Black, male, and blue: Unpacking the mental health consequences of everyday racism, masculinity, and emotional stoicism among Black men.OtherAnnual Conference of the American Studies Association2013Washington, D.C.
Personal growth initiative as a mediator of the relationship between racial discrimination and depression among African American malesOther121st Conference of the American Psychological Association2013Honolulu, HI
Psychological impact of prostate cancer on African American survivors and their partners.Other119th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association2011Washington, D.C.
African American men's mental Health, medical mistrust and HIV prevention.Other119th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association2011Wash
Social isolation and psychological distress increase risk of incident heart failure: Findings from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.Other33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine2010Minneapolis, MN
Buffering effect of neighborhood social cohesion on the relationship between racial discrimination and depressive symptoms among African American men.137th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association2009Philadelphia, PA
Does religious coping moderate the impact of racism-related stress on depressive symptoms among African American men.137th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association2009Philadelphia, PA
Psychosocial contribution of masculinity and sense of mastery to prostate cancer screening among African American men.Other137th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association2009Philadelphia, PA
Racial discrimination and depressive symptoms among African American men: The mediating and moderating roles of masculine self reliance and John Henryism.Other137th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association2009Philadelphia, PA
Made Men: The social production of masculinity and sexual risk behavior in hip-hop videos.Poster137th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association2009Philadelphia, PA
Early-life health socialization and African American male health status.Other117th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association2009Toronto, Canada