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Associate Dean of Research; Director, Institute of Urban Health Research and Practice; Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology

College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Alisa K. Lincoln, Associate Dean of Research in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, is Director of the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research (formerly the IUHR) in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. She is Professor of Sociology (CSSH) and Health Sciences (Bouvé). Working with colleagues throughout CSSH, the university and the community, she leads the college’s efforts to support and expand our research mission. This includes supporting activities related to grant and fellowship applications and awards, working with our research centers and institutes, and developing and supporting multidisciplinary cross-college collaborations. Lincoln’s research examines social exclusion, marginalization, and health with a focus on mental health and well-being. Her research teams explore the ways that social disadvantage impacts people’s mental health and their experiences in mental health care through the development of innovative models which increase the inclusion of communities and stakeholders in the process of research. She has over 20 years of continuous research funding from sources including NIMH, NIMHD, SAMHSA, and NIJ. She is the Chair-Elect of the Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association, and an Elected Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the American Psycho-Pathological Association (APPA). Lincoln holds a M.P.H from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.

  • 2008  Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Urban Mental Health Research, Boston Medical Center
  • 2008  Expert Advisory Panel Member, Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Health Mapping Project
  • 2007  Scientific Advisory Committee to the New York State Office of Mental Health, Center for the Study of Recovery in Context
  • 2000  Member, American Public Health Association, Mental Health Section
  • 1997  Member, American Sociological Association, Sections on Sociology of Mental Illness and Medical Sociology
  • 1997 – 1998  Student Representative to the Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association
  • 1989 – 1992  Massachusetts Women and Substance Abuse Task Force Member, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Education

    Ph.D., 1998, Sociomedical Sciences
    Columbia University

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