Black Men’s Mental Health

To learn more about my research with Black men and boys, please visit the Young Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health (YBMen) Project.


Mixed Methods Research

Screen Shot 2022-10-11 at 2.59.11 PMMy research focuses on using mixed methods as a tool to build more comprehensive evidence and elevate the voices of racially and ethnically minoritized individuals and communities.

My first mixed methods book was published in 2015.

Mixed Methods Research (2015) is a book I co-authored with Deborah Gioia for the Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods (Oxford University Press). This is a short, how-to guide for doing mixed methods research in social work.



My second mixed methods book was published in 2022.

Secondary Data in Mixed Methods Research (2022) is in the SAGE series on mixed methods research, co-edited by Vicki Plano Clark and Nataliya Ivankova. You can purchase a  copy of this book from the publisher (SAGE) or from Amazon.com. In this book, I offer unique and necessary instruction on this growing topic. With the increasing amount of secondary data available through journals and repositories, researchers have a trove of sources for new investigations at their fingertips but few books to guide them. This brief text provides readers with a step-by-step procedure for incorporating secondary data into various mixed methods research designs, as well as identifying key characteristics of existing datasets that make them good candidates for mixed methods projects and giving ideas for new uses of secondary data.


Leadership Development + Organizational Structures

For the past 10+ years, I have had the pleasure of working with faculty leaders to build their research infrastructures and operationalize their resources to maximize their productivity. I have worked with over two dozen research leaders in North America who direct institutes, centers, programs, and labs with goals of earning tenure, engaging in community-anchored research, and meeting their career goals. Leadership and strategy are essential to my academic career and have fueled her engagement in social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion activities that mobilize strategic leadership. I intentionally bring my previous transformative experiences to my work as a leader, scholar, mentor, and citizen of the academy.

Stay tuned for updates about my research on leadership development and organizations.