Costs of Upward Social Mobility

Racial Discrimination and Health

Our work examines racial/ethnic differences in depression, including the effects of socioeconomic position (SEP), racial discrimination, and social context on depression. The research focuses on the relationship between of income level and depression among African American men; whether racial discrimination undermines the effects of higher SEP; and the intersection of life course SEP, depressive symptoms, and self-rated health.

Principal Investigator

Darrell Hudson

CSD Faculty Director; Washington University in St. Louis
Race, Inequality and Social Mobility


Lissa Johnson

CSD Associate Director; Director of Administration;
Co-Director Financial Capability and Asset Building