Research Center for Group Dynamics


Cleopatra Howard Caldwell

Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR;
Chair and Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health;
Adjunct Professor of Psychology, LSA

Cleopatra Howard Caldwell
5250 ISR
426 Thompson Street

Research interests include social relationships and social supports within African American communities. Current research activities are in three areas: 1) the mental health consequences of adolescent childbearing within an intergenerational family context; 2) enhancing health behaviors of African American fathers and their adolescent sons; and 3) the family support functions of Black churches. Teaches courses in the areas of adolescent health, social support and social networks in health behaviors, and theories of health behavior change.