Dr. Kamilah M. Woodson

Kamilah Marie Woodson, Ph.D.: As a licensed Clinical Psychologist and the former Associate Managing Director (Interim) of the Association of Black Psychologists, Dr. Woodson has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and groups. Her clinical interests include, but are not limited to, sexual victimization, sexual orientation concerns, interpersonal relationships, trauma, and depression. She is a graduate of the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, where she received the Ph.D. & MA., degrees in Clinical Psychology and earned her Baccalaureate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently a doctoral student in the Howard University School of Divinity specializing in pastoral care & sacred text.

Dr. Kamilah M. Woodson is also the former Associate Dean/Director of Graduate Studies and a Tenured Full Professor in the Howard University School of Education, Department of Human Development and Psycho-educational Studies, Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program. She is also a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Howard University College of Medicine/Howard University Hospital Faculty Practice Plan. In addition to her dual appointment at Howard University, Dr. Woodson served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Negro Education as the Book Review Editor for the last 7 years, is the program evaluator on several NSF-Sponsored research projects, and works as a consultant with the QEM Network, Washington, DC. She was previously the Director of Training for the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program (7 Years), Director of the Howard University Office of Nursing Research, Division of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Nursing & Allied Health Sciences and the Director of the NSF sponsored (AGEP) Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Program at Howard University.

Dr. Woodson conducted research as a MHSAC Research Fellow at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta GA and works with the Howard University College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry as a Research Associate, Professor, and Clinician. Her research is in the area of health disparities, including the factors that impact health-related risk behaviors (HIV/AIDS & Substance Abuse) among people of color, including incarcerated populations, as well as the impact of human trafficking on young women of color. Dr. Woodson also conducts research on the impact of global colorism as result of being a recent Fulbright-Hayes Fellow (Brazil, South America), and most recently, was contracted to write a book entitled: “Colorism Then, Now, & Tomorrow: Redefining A Global Phenomenon, with Implications for Policy, Research, and Practice,” to be published by Fielding University Press in association with Howard University.