Who’s Who

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SIerra Carter


Assistant Professor, Clinical and Community Psychology, George State University

Adjunct Faculty , School of Medicine, Emory University

Visiting Faculty Fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, School of Public Health, Yale University

What led you to this Field and career path?

When I was an undergraduate, I took a course in African American Psychology that changed my thoughts on what I could do with a degree in psychology. At the time, I did not feel like I had much coursework that discussed studies that focused on people that looked like me. In this course I learned about health disparities that African Americans continuously faced as well as culturally-grounded factors (i.e. racial identity, racial socialization) that I discussed with my family members regularly. I realized then that this area of research drew me in and was invigorating to me.

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