New APA Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men

APA's Health Disparities Initiative launches the Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men.

By the Health Disparities Initiative

The members of APA’s National Steering Committee on Health Disparities and the Public Interest Directorate are proud to announce the launch of the new Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men. Boys and men from health disparity populations (e.g., low socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic minority communities) have some of the worst health outcomes in the country. Through the work of this group, we hope to develop strategies on how APA and psychology can better address health disparities and needs of underrepresented boys and men in the United States. 

The working group consists of a multidisciplinary team of scholars with expertise in a range of health issues facing boys and men from underserved populations. Members, which include two graduate students, are Arthur W. Blume, PhD (Washington State University), Stephanie Cook (Columbia University), Will Courtenay, PhD, LCSW (Men’s Health Consulting, Berkeley, Calif.), Derek Griffith, PhD (Vanderbilt University), Perry Halkitis, PhD (New York University), Waldo Johnson, PhD, MSW (University of Chicago), Arik Marcell, MD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University), Eric Mankowski, PhD (Portland State University), Randy Quinones-Maldonado (Carlos Albizu University, San Juan, Puerto Rico), Roland Thorpe, Jr., PhD (Johns Hopkins University), Daphne Watkins, PhD (University of Michigan). The Working Group Chair is Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). The members’ inaugural meeting will be held in early summer 2013.