Wizdom Powell

Associate Professor , University of Connecticut

Wizdom Powell is director of the Health Disparities Institute and associate professor of Psychiatry at UConn Health. As president-elect to the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Study of Men & Masculinities, she is the first African American woman to hold the position.

In 2011-2012, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. In this role she provided subject matter expertise on Military Mental Health (e.g., PTSD, Suicide, and Military Sexual Trauma). Powell’s community-based research focuses on of the role of modern racism and gender norms on African American male health outcomes and healthcare inequities.

Location: Farmington, CT, United State