Wolfpack Wellness: Black Health Lab

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The Wolfpack Wellness Research Series is a collaboration between the university’s wellness advisory committee, NC State Libraries and NC State’s Wellness and Recreation. On May 20, from 2-2:30 p.m., Vanessa Volpe, Dept. of Psychology, will discuss her work in the Black Health Lab.

Dr. Vanessa Volpe (pronounced vole-pay) is an applied developmental health psychologist with a focus on the reduction of racial/ethnic health disparities. She studies the ways that racism and other intersectional forms of oppression impact the stress-related health and health care outcomes of Black people from across the African diaspora in the United States. She has a particular focus on online, technological, and structural racism contexts and processes. She employs an eclectic set of methodologies to answer research questions about health and oppression, from laboratory-based physiological studies to community-engaged research, encompassing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods analytic approaches.

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