- Racism-Related Stress and Trauma
- Mental & Physical Health Disparities
- Resistance and Resilience
Danyelle's program of research is comprised of two broad arms focusing on (i)the biopsychosocial and intergenerational impacts of racism and oppression on Black Americans' mental and physical health and (ii)Black Americans' individual and collective engagement in acts of resistance and connection that promote resiliency and thriving amidst oppressive contexts. Through her research and clinical work, she aims to integrate these two arms of her research in the development of strengths-focused, culturally adapted intervention and prevention programs that promote resistance and healing for Black Americans.
Danyelle's current research focuses on the impacts of online and vicarious experiences of racism and racial trauma on perinatal mental and physical health. She also is currently interested in understanding how Black social media users engage in individual and collective acts of resistance that foster connection, counternarratives, and healing.
B.A. in Psychology, Social & Economic Justice - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
M.A. in General Psychology - North Carolina Central University
Dawson, D. N., Volpe, V. V., & Laurent, H. K. (2019). Synergistic effects of psychological intimate partner violence exposure and gender discrimination on postnatal mental health trajectories. Journal of interpersonal violence, 0886260519844274.
Volpe, V. V., Dawson, D. N., Rahal, D., Wiley, K. C., & Vesslee, S. (2019). Bringing psychological science to bear on racial health disparities: The promise of centering Black health through a critical race framework. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 5(4), 302.
Livingston, J. N., Bell Hughes, K., Dawson, D., Williams, A., Mohabir, J. A., Eleanya, A., ... & Brandon, D. (2017). Feeling no ways tired: A resurgence of activism in the African American community. Journal of Black Studies, 48(3), 279-304.