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Rosalyn Denise Campbell

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279 Williams Street, Rm 346
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

(706) 542-5749

Twitter: @DrRosalynDenise

Teaching Specialties
Mental Health and Disorders of Adults and Elderly, Social Work Practice in Mental Health

Research Interests
Black American Mental Health; Help-Seeking and Mental Health Service Utilization; Mental Health Disparities; Stigma











Rosalyn Denise Campbell

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Social Work and Sociology, University of Michigan
MSW, University of Michigan
B.A., Sociology (with honors); Ethnic Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Rosalyn Denise Campbell's research and teaching interests include racial/ethnic and gender disparities in mental health, behavioral health services and service use among members of underserved populations.

Her research focuses on understanding the socio-cultural factors impacting the use of services among Black American men and women experiencing mental health disorders, particularly depression. In particular, she has explored the depression, help-seeking and
service use experience of Black Americans clinically and/or self-diagnosed with depression. Her research examines factors that operate as facilitators and/or barriers to mental health service utilization among Black American men and women diagnosed with depression.

Selected Publications

Campbell, R.D., & Mowbray, O. (2016) The Stigma of Depression: Black American Experiences. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work

Briggs, H. E., & Campbell, R. D. (2014). Social determinants of behavioral health disparities: Best practice approaches [Special issue on social determinants of behavioral health editors]. Best Practices in Mental Health, 10(2).

Briggs, H. E., Miller, S. E., & Campbell, R. D. (2014). Introduction: Disparity inducing social determinants of behavioral health: Future directions through best practices in mental health [Special issue on social determinants of behavioral health]. Best Practices in Mental Health, 10(2), XI-XVII.

Campbell, R. D., & Long, L. A. (2014). Culture as a social determinant of mental and behavioral health: A look at culturally-shaped beliefs and the impact on help-seeking behaviors and service use patterns of black Americans with depression [Special issue on social determinants of behavioral health]. Best Practices in Mental Health, 10(2), 48-62.