Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Hector F. Myers, Ph.D. has spent more than 40 years as Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, including 7 years as Director of Clinical Training at UCLA. Dr, Myers recently became Professor of Medicine, Health & Society and Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. He has published extensively on biobehavioral and psychosocial factors contributing to ethnic disparities in health & mental health. He has investigated questions related to racial/ethnic differences in exposure to stress in essential hypertension and heart disease, testing the efficacy of community-based interventions for HIV/AIDS risk reduction, and most recently on the impact of trauma exposure on mental health status. Dr. Myers has also developed multidimensional conceptual models of ethnic health disparities.
In addition to his scholarly accomplishments, Dr. Myers has also been the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and mentoring, including the UCLA Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award, the Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award for Contributions to the Advancement of the Professional Careers of Minority Students in Psychology, the Charles & Shirley Thomas Mentoring Award, the Samuel M. Turner Mentoring Award and the Stanley Sue award for enhancing diversity in graduate clinical training from the American Psychological Association.