Dr. Enrique Neblett, an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, was recently selected as one of 10 faculty members for the 6th Class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES).

Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars are leaders in their respective fields and will participate in a 2-year program sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service. The program brings together selected faculty from across campus to engage in an experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarships. Every other year, 8-10 faculty members are selected to participate in FES, a program that aims to understand and pursue community engagement through scholarly endeavors. During the two-year program, scholars participate in sessions in community settings focused on exemplary university-community partnerships. While developing their own projects with community partners, scholars form a learning community with guidance and support.

Dr. Neblett’s project will employ photovoice, focus groups, and in-depth interviews to examine issue of racial equity and mental health care disparities for African American children, youth, and families in southeast Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also interested in the use of mobile technology to develop interventions for Black youth that may assist in negotiating the negative mental and physical health consequences of individual, institutional, cultural, and structural racism in the community.

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