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Research Publications & Presentations

Select Research Publications

Sims, R.C., Cole, A.P., *Ali, M.K., Whitfield, K.E., & Skinner, J., Mwendwa, D.T. (2016). Examining the influence of measures of adiposity on cognitive function in middle age and older African Americans. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 31, 23-28.


*Ali, M., Mwendwa, D.T, Sims, R., Ricks, M., Callender, C.O., & Sumner, A. (2016). Age at immigration and kidney function among self-identified healthy Africans in the United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 18, 194-201.


Cole, A.P., Gill, J.M., Shivers, C.A., Fletcher, K.D., & Mwendwa, D.T. (2015). Brief Report: Understanding African-American College Students’ H1N1 vaccination decisions. Health Psychology, 34, 1185-1190.


Keen, L.D., Turner, A., Mwendwa, D.T., Callender, C.O., & Alfonso, A.L. (2015). Depressive symptomatology and respiratory sinus arrhythmia in a non-clinical sample of middle-age African Americans. Biological Psychology, 108, 56-61.


*Gholson, G.K., Mwendwa, D.T., Sims, R.C., Callender, C.O., & Campbell, A.L. (2015). The combined influence of psychological factors on biomarkers of renal functioning in African AmericansThe. Ethnicity & Disease, 25,117-122.


Sims, R.C., *Bennett, N.K., Mwendwa, D.T., *Ali, M.K., *Levy, S.A., Callender, C.O. & Campbell, A.L. (2014). Executive functioning and negative eating behaviors in severely obese African Americans. Ethnicity & Disease, 24, 328- 334.


*Ali, M.K., Mwendwa, D.T., Sims, R.C., & Whitfield, K.E. (2014). Mindfulness as a potential factor against negative affect in older African Americans. Journal of Depression and Anxiety, S1: 001. doi:10.4172/2167 1044.S1-001.


Mwendwa, D.T., *Ali, M.K., Sims, R.C., Lipscomb, M.W., *Levy, S.A., Callender, C.O., Campbell, A.L. (2013). Depressive and hostile personality styles are associated with inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease in African Americans. Brain,

Behavior, & Immunity, 28, 72-78.


Mwendwa D.T., *Ali, M., Sims, R., Madhere, S., *Levy, S., Callender, C., & Campbell, A.L. (2013). Psychometric properties of the Cook Medley Hostility Scale and its association with inflammatory markers in African Americans. Psychology, Health, and Medicine, 18, 431-444.

Select Research Presentations

Herren, O., Burris, S., Levy, S.A., Lipscomb, M.W., Mwendwa, D.T., Callender, C.O., & Campbell, A.L. (2018). The Influence of spirituality on depression-induced neuroinflammation in a community sample of African Americans. 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.


Herren, O., Lipscomb, M.W., Mwendwa, D.T., Fullum, T.M. (2017). Executive functions and eating behaviors. RCMI Translational Science 2017, Washington, D.C. Beard, B.N., Herren, O., Sims-Wright, R., & Mwendwa, D.T. (2017). Impact of Physical Activity, Executive Function, and Sleep on Eating Behaviors in African Americans. 125th American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, D.C.


Herren, O., Mwendwa, D.T., Callender, C.O., & Campbell, A.L. (2016). The influence of spirituality on executive functioning in African Americans with depressive symptoms. 124th American Psychological Association’s Annual Conference,

Denver, Colorado.


Bell, K.A., Herren, O., Mwendwa, D.T., Harrell, J.P., Campbell, A., & Hicks, L.H. (2016). The influence of depressive symptoms on hostility and HRV in African-American women. 124th American Psychological Association’s Annual

Conference, Denver, Colorado.


Winston-Proctor, C.E., Stitt, R.L., Mwendwa, D.T., Smith, S.T., Whetsel-Ribeau, P., & Hatley, L. (2016). Howard University ADVANCE-IT Experience Study: What motivates and prevents healthy living of women STEM faculty? 2016 National Science Foundation/GSE Program Workshop. Baltimore, MD.


Stitt, R.L., Winston-Proctor, C.E., Mwendwa, D.T., & Smith, S.T. (2016). The Howard University ADVANCE-IT Experience Study: Unmasking

Researcher subjectivity in the context of federally funded STEM equity institutional transformation. 2016 Society for Qualitative Inquiry in

Psychology. Ramapo, NJ.


Herren, O., Lipscomb, M., Bygrave, D., Mwendwa, D.T., Callender, C.C., & Campbell, A.L. (2016). The biomechanisms that influence effects of depressive symptoms on cognitive functioning in African Americans. 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific

Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

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