Angela Rose Black, Ph.D.
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
College of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Ph.D., Child and Family Development, University of Georgia, 2006
Research and Professional Interests
Dr. Black's professional interests include linkages between stress and health in African American women, social determinants of mental and physical health
disparities among African American women, deconstructing stigma surrounding mental health illness in the African American community, and cultural competence
skills and awareness of health practitioners. She is currently developing a conceptual model to explain precursors for chronic mental and physical illness
among African American women. Bridging feminist tradition with the health and social sciences, Dr. Black explores linkages among embodied racial and gender
oppression, feminine scripts, particularly the "strong black woman" script (SBW-S), and strategies for daily life management (i.e., role management, coping
and self-care) to trace physiological and behavioral paths to stress-related and obesity-related illness among African American women. Initial applications
of the model include asthma management, anxious and depressive symptomatology, and general physical health status. Dr. Black is also interested in developing
multimedia health promotion initiatives and health behavior interventions.
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