Guest Faculty

Vickie Mays, Ph.D.

Professor, Director of Center on Minority Health Disparities, University of California, Los Angeles

Vickie Mays is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the UCLA Center on Research, Education, Training and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities ( Professor Mays' research primarily focuses on the mental and physical health disparities affecting racial and ethnic minority populations. She has a long history of research and policy development in the area of contextual factors that surrounding HIV/AIDS in racial and ethnic minorities. Her mental health research examines availability, access and quality of mental health services for racial, ethnic and sexual minorities. She is the Co-PI of the California Quality of Life Survey, a population based study of over 2,200 Californians on the prevalence of mental health disorders and the contextual factors associated with those disorders. She has received a number of awards including one for her lifetime research on women and HIV from AMFAR, a Women and Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association and several Distinguished Contributions for Research awards.

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