Monday, April 05, 2021
Christina Lee, PhD, associate professor at Boston University School of Social Work and research core director at the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health, has been named an inaugural faculty affiliate at BU’s new Center for Antiracist Research.
The Affiliates Program is a network of faculty and graduate students from BU schools and colleges—and other universities and colleges in the New England area—engaged in antiracist research andwill participate in the Center’s research, policy, narrative, and advocacy work.
Dr. Lee’s research bridges the areas of intervention science, substance use psychology, health disparities, and discrimination. She believes strongly that we should we be asking about discrimination as part of our health care. “Racism and discrimination add other sources of stigma to marginalized populations already burdened with so many societal misconceptions and negative attitudes.” Her pioneering work on immigrant health and the reduction of risky behaviors is advancing the science of treating substance use disorders and improving mental health outcomes for diverse populations.