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Award for Best Dissertation in Mental Health

Previous Award Winners



Affiliation (at time of Award)

Dissertation Title

2014 Eric Grollman
Indiana University
The Continuing Significance of Discrimination: Multiple Forms of Discrimination and Health
2013 Shirin Montazer
University of Toronto
Country of Origin, Time, and the Stress Process: The Mental Health Adjustment of Immigrants in the National Population Health Survey
2012 -not given-
2011 Catherine J. Taylor
Cornell University
Biological and Subjective Responses to Minority Status and Social Exclusion in the Workplace: A Gendered Perspective
2010 Kerry Dobransky
Northwestern University
“Help Me to Help You: The Logic and Practice of Empowerment in Community Mental Health Services."
2009 Brea L. Perry
Indiana University
“The Ripple Effect: Changes in Social Structural Location and Social Network Dynamics in Mental Illness."
2008 Sigrun Olafsdottir
Boston University
"Beds or Meds: The Changing Societal Response to Mental Health Problems in Advanced, Industrialized Nations, 1960-2003"
2007 Lisa Strohschein
University of Alberta
2005 Julie McLaughlin
University of North Carolina- Charlotte
"The Timing of Family Transitions and Depression: Difference by Sex and Education Level"
2004 Parisa Tehranifar
Columbia University
“Perceived Racial Discrimination among Urban African American Adolescents: Exploring Links with Ethnic Identity, School Ethnic Composition and Psychological Symptoms”
2001 Kristi Williams
University of Texas
“Has the Future of Marriage Arrived? A Contemporary Examination of the Effects of Marital Status and Marital Quality on the Psychological Well-Being of Women and Men”
1999 Alisa Lincoln
Columbia University
“Psychiatric Emergency Room Decision Making: Social Control and the ‘Undeserving Sick”
1998 Terrance J. Wade
University of Western Ontario
“Stress and Distress Among Husbands and Wives”
1994 Pamela Braboy Jackson
Duke University
"The Context of Transition Events Across the Life Course: The Effects of Prior Event Sequencing on Adult Mental Health"