Cornely Postdoctoral Fellow - 2011-2012
Dr. Lenwood Hayman attended Morgan State University as both an Honors Scholar and undergraduate fellow of the National Institutes of Mental Health Career Opportunities in Research, and graduated cum laude in May of 2002. While working as a research assistant on various projects at Morgan State, Dr. Hayman decided that obtaining a PhD in social psychology would best suit his career and research goals. Upon entering Wayne State University's Cognitive, Developmental, and Social Psychology Graduate Program as a National Institutes of Health Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity Fellow in the fall of 2002, he established an interest in researching the effects of psychosocial correlates on the disparate health consequences ethnic minorities experience in the United States. Dr. Hayman has further refined his research interests to study the influence of racial discrimination-related stress on obesity in African Americans as well as racial identity development in African American adolescents. Dr. Hayman will use his tenure as a Paul B. Cornely Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health to continue to develop a program of research that will incorporate both of these areas of research in efforts to combat the disparate health occurrences African Americans experience in the United States.