Co-Director, Institute for the Study of Children, Youth and Families Research Institute
Director, African American Psychological Well-Being Project
Department of Psychology
North Carolina Central University
Research interests & goals:
Jonathan Livingston is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the African American Psychological Well-being Project. Dr. Livingston’s current research focuses on social and psychological factors associated with positive mental health outcomes for African Americans. He is currently serving as the Co-Director Institute for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families as well as Director of Outreach for the EXPORT Grant, a project of the Julius Chambers Biomedical Bio-technical Research Institute that evaluates the effectiveness of their efforts to reduce health disparities and educate the African American community about alcohol, substance abuse, and cardiovascular disease risk factors. He has authored and co-authored peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and newspaper articles on race, psychology, mental health, health disparities, and education, as well as presented his research at a number of national and international conferences.