Wizdom Powell, PhD

Associate Professor
Health Behavior Curriculum vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
334B Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7440
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7440
T: 919-962-9802
2005          University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI                          PhD, Clinical Psychology
2003          University of Michigan, School of Public Health        MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education

HBEH 816       Foundations of Health Behavior II (Theory module)       Syllabus

Research interests

Cardiovascular disease
Global health
Health behavior
Health care delivery
Men’s health
Minority health
Sexually transmitted diseases

Research activities

My research focuses primarily on investigating psychosocial determinants of African American men’s mental and physical health across the life-course. More specifically, my research investigates the contribution of gender (e.g., social constructions of masculinity), intergenerational transmission, socioeconomic status, socioenvironmental processes (e.g., racial discrimination), health-related attitudes (e.g., medical mistrust) and behavior to African American men’s mental and physical health status.

Select publications
Banks, K. H.; Murry, T.; Brown, N.; Hammond, W.P. (2014).
The Impact of Feminist Attitudes on the Relation between Racial Awareness and Racial Identity.
Sex Roles, 70(5-6):232-239.

Matthews, D. D.; Hammond, W. P.; Nuru-Jeter, A.; Cole-Lewis, Y.; Melvin, T. (2013).
Racial discrimination and depressive symptoms among African-American men: The mediating and moderating roles of masculine self-reliance and John Henryism.
Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 14(1):35-46.

Rosen, D. L.; Hammond, W. P.; Wohl, D. A.; Golin, C. E. (2012).
Disease prevalence and use of health care among a national sample of black and white male state prisoners.
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23(1):254-272.

Hammond, W. P. (2012).
Taking it like a man: Masculine role norms as moderators of the racial discrimination-depressive symptoms association among African American men.
American Journal of Public Health, 102(SUPPL. 2):S232-S241.

Hammond, W. P., Matthews, D. D., Mohottige, D., Agyemang, A., & Corbie-Smith, G. (2010).
Masculinity, medical mistrust, and preventive health services delays among community-dwelling African American men.
Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25:1300-1308.

Hammond, W.P. (2010).
Psychosocial correlates of medical mistrust among African American men.
American Journal of Community Psychology, 45:87-106.