Kameron MacNear


Kameron is a first 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 enrolled in graduate school at UIUC to study mental health care access and treatment effectiveness for Black communities.

Outside of research, Kameron spends his time cooking (and eating) in his kitchen, playing games on his PlayStation, watching and playing football & lacrosse, and watching movies with his fiancee.

Research Interests

How do Black communities experience mental health care?

How can we improve the relationship between Black communities and mental health care?

How can we make treatment more effective for Black communities?


University of Michigan, Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience, B.A.

Additional Campus Affiliations

University of Pennsylvania, Kable Lab, Lab Manager (2017-2019)

Highlighted Publications


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.