Vetta Sanders-Thompson, PhD

Co-Director (IPH), Center for Community Health Partnership & Research, E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, Brown School

Dr. Sanders Thompson’s research focuses on the health and well-being of diverse communities, particularly the African-American community. Her goal is to empower members of the community to improve their health and well-being through education and opportunities for action. Her funded research addresses promotion of cancer screening among African Americans and community engagement. Sanders Thompson currently leads the School’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and co-directs the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research at the Institute for Public. She is an associate member of the Siteman Cancer Center and a faculty affiliate of the Department of African and African-American Studies. She teaches courses in human diversity, disparities and mental health. A licensed clinical psychologist, Sanders Thompson is active in professional associations. She served as an associate editor for the APA journal PsycCritiques, a past Chair of the State Committee of Psychologist, past President of the Missouri Psychological Association and has been honored by the St. Louis community, as well as her peers in the profession.

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