Hector Myers, Ph.D.
Hector F. Myers, Ph.D is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at UCLA and Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Research Center on Ethnicity, Health & Behavior at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science. He has published extensively on biobehavioral and psychosocial factors contributing to ethnic disparities in health & mental health, and maintains an active research program especially in the areas of cardiovascular disease and HIV/AIDS. He has conducted several large collaborative studies, including the first large study of the neurobehavioral sequelae on HIV/AIDS in African American men (The African American health Project - AAHP). He was also Co-Investigator on the Women & Family Project, one of the largest longitudinal studies of HIV-positive women and their partners, on a recently completed clinical trial of a Risk Reduction Intervention for Women with Histories of Child Sexual Abuse, on the NIMH collaborative multi-site trial of a Risk Reduction Intervention for HIV-Serodiscordant African American Couples, and he Co-PI and Co-Director of the Methods Core of the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities. Dr. Myers is also Principal Investigator on the NIMH-funded multi-site study of Ethnic Variations in Anti-depressant Response. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and for mentoring of minority undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as for his research and scholarly activities.