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Presentation by Natalie Watson-Singleton, PhD, on "Mindfulness and Health Promotion in African American Communities"
Natalie Watson-Singleton, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist; Assistant Professor of psychology at Spelman College; and Diversity and Inclusion Education Director with the Nia Project at Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She received her PhD in Clinical-Community psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Watson-Singleton strongly identifies as a clinical-community psychologist, which is reflected in her scholarship, teaching, and clinical-community work. Her program of research includes two lines of inquiry. The first focuses on understanding how racism-based stressors influence African Americans’ health disparities, with special attention to African American women. Her second programmatic line examines best practices for culturally modifying mindfulness-based interventions to enhance engagement and reduce adverse health among African Americans. Dr. Watson-Singleton has published numerous empirical research papers related to these topics, and her research program has resulted in approximately $1.2 million worth of grant funding from the National Institutes of Health. Her work has been recognized by the American Psychological Association, the Association of Black Psychology, the Association for Women in Psychology, and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. Overall, Dr. Watson-Singleton aims to produce research that is translational and that can bridge science and practice to improve the lives of marginalized communities.
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