Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research Interests & Goals:
Enrique Neblett is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Clinical Psychology in 2006. Dr. Neblett’s primary research focus is the association between racism and health in African American children, adolescents, and emerging adults with an emphasis on protective and vulnerability mechanisms that mitigate or exacerbate the health effects of racial discrimination. His publications have specifically examined the roles of racial identity and racial socialization as resilience factors in the racial discrimination-mental health link in African American adolescents and emerging adults. A new line of research investigates physiological activity as a moderator of psychological adjustment among African American emerging adults who experience racial discrimination. Dr. Neblett is also interested in cultural adaptations of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for racial and ethnic minority youth. Currently, he is conducting a systematic review examining the effectiveness of mentoring interventions for African American and Latino male youth. The meta-goal of Dr. Neblett’s research program is to generate new knowledge which will be used to alleviate the suffering of youth who experience racism. Additional details regarding current and recently completed projects can be found at: http://www.unc.edu/~eneblett/projects.html