The sixth annual conference will be held virtually on Friday, April 21, 2023.

Registration and program to be announced.

Keynote Speaker

Enrique Neblett, PhD





Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., PhD, is a professor of health behavior and health education, faculty co-lead for Diversity Equity, and Inclusion, and associate director of the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center. From 2008 to 2019, he was a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 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. Dr. Neblett's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2022, Dr. Neblett was selected as a recipient of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Distinguished Career Award, and in 2021, he was named the inaugural recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health James Jackson Memorial Award. Dr. Neblett has also received several teaching and mentoring awards, including recognition as Mentor of the Year by the Black Caucus of the Society for Research in Child Development (2019), the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring (2017), and the Chapman Family Teaching Award (2014). From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Neblett was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Dr. Neblett earned his ScB from Brown University and his MS from the Pennsylvania State University. He earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2006 and completed postdoctoral training at Howard University in Psychology and Cardiovascular Psychophysiology.

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