Kameron is a fourth year doctoral student working with Dr. Carla Hunter. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience. As an undergraduate, Kameron worked under Dr. Babe Kawaii-Bogue on projects involving coping strategies for depression in Black men and establishing a mental health care delivery framework for African Americans. After graduating, Kameron worked as a research assistant and lab manager under Dr. Joe Kable and Dr. Karolina Lempert at the University of Pennsylvania. Seeking to return to the work he is most passionate about, Kameron's research interests include culturally informed and strengths-based protective factors for Black and African American mental health. His goals as a clinician in training include addressing disparities in access to mental health resources and treatment effectiveness for underrepresented minority populations.
Outside of research, Kameron spends his time cooking (and eating) in his kitchen, playing games on his PlayStation, and watching movies with his fiancee.
How do racial identity factors impact the experience of psychopathology and mental health care for Black populations?
How can we capitalize on cultural strengths and resiliency to improve the mental health of Black Americans?
University of Michigan, Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience, B.A.
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Psychology, M.S.
Awards and Honors
APA MFP Predoctoral Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fellow - 2022
Evelyn Hobson Fellowship - 2020
Fred and Ruby Kanfer Fellowship - 2019
Summer Predoctoral Institute Fellow - 2019
Additional Campus Affiliations
University of Pennsylvania, Kable Lab, Lab Manager (2017-2019)
Kawaii-Bogue, B. & William, N., MacNear, K. (2017). “An evidence-based integrative framework for mental health service delivery in African American communities.” Best Practices in Mental Health, 13(2), 11-29.
Lempert, K. M., Cohen, M. S., MacNear, K. A., Reckers, F. M., Zaneski, L. A., Wolk, D., & Kable, J. (2022, May 11). Aging is associated with maladaptive episodic memory-guided social decision-making. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/b4h27
Lempert, K.M., MacNear. K., Wolk, D., & Kable, J. (2020). “Links between autobiographical memory richness and temporal discounting in older adults.” Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1-13.