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African American Daily Life Experience Study (AADLX)
A collaboration effort among Howard
University, NCSU, and the University of Michigan. Dr.
Robert Sellers' NIMI grant funds this study.
• The goal of this longitudinal research project is to
investigate the role of racial identity development for
African American college students throughout their four-
year college experience.
• This study also explores the extent to which everyday
contexts and racial salience are related to changes in
stable aspects of racial identity over a period of a year.
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The African American Health Disparities Initiative
A partnership between Dr. Jonathan Livingston at the
Institute for the Study of Children, Youth and Families
(ISCYF) at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and
my research lab.
This initiative is committed to improve the knowledge of
health risks (e.g., cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS,
diabetes) prevalent in African American communities
regardless of socioeconomic status.
This initiative employs the dramatic arts to educate the
public on African American health issues as well as
collect and analyze data on health disparities.
Sponsors the African American Male Conference.
Homelessness Community Learning
A partnership with the
Salvation Army - Wake County that began in fall
This extension and engagement outreach
initiative, a requirement of Dr. Martin's
community psychology course, helps students
learn about the multiple, systematic factors that
contribute to individual homelessness especially
entire families who become homeless.
The nurturing program helps homeless mothers
residing at the shelter with their children learn
additional, effective parenting strategies that
focus on communication, discipline, and moral
Continue to develop age appropriate curriculum