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Black Mental Health Advocacy and Research Lab

Who are we?

We are a group of UMass Boston-based faculty and students engaging in outreach, advocacy, and research in an effort to improve mental health and mental health treatment for Black Americans. 


About Us

As researchers, we conduct studies to better understand the ways sociocultural factors like race, ethnicity, generational status, experiences of racism, and cultural values predict mental health outcomes for Black Americans. We also are interested in more fully understanding and reducing mental illness stigma in Black communities, as well as gaining a more complete understanding of Black Americans’ mental health treatment experiences in an effort to improve them. Learn more about our research studies here.


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