- Racial trauma
- Schizophrenia-spectrum disorders
- Black Americans
Mahogany Monette's current areas of study are twofold: 1) assessing the cultural validity of commonly used psychosis assessments and 2) understanding the role of risk (e.g., racial trauma and trauma) and resilience factors (e.g. religiosity and ethnic identity) for Black Americans with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Her long-term goals are to develop more effective assessments and interventions for African Americans with psychosis to improve their quality of life.
Mahogany's current research focuses on looking at risk and resilience factors for Students of Color's experiences of schizotypy across numerous universities in the United States. She is also interested in using ambulatory assessment and focus groups to understand experiences of racial trauma among Black Americans.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and African, African American, and Diaspora Studies - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
APA Division 56 Cultivating Healing, Advocacy, Nonviolence, Growth, and Equity (CHANGE) Grant
Awards and Honors
2021 APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship
Abel, D. B., Salyers, M. P., Wu, W., Monette, M. A., & Minor, K. S. (2021). Quality versus quantity: Determining real-world social functioning deficits in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 301, 113980.
Monette, M. A., Lysaker, P. H., & Minor, K. S. (2021). Comparing symptoms and emotion recognition in African American and White samples with schizophrenia. International Journal of Psychology.
Nagendra, A., Orleans-Pobee, M., Spahnn, R., Monette, M., Sosoo, E. E., Pinkham, A. E., & Penn, D. L. (2020). How often do US-based schizophrenia papers published in high-impact psychiatric journals report on race and ethnicity?: A 20-year update of Lewine and Caudle (1999). Journal of Mental Health, 1-8.