Estimating Mental Health Needs

Racial Discrimination and Health

Mental health services are underutilized and African Americans are half as likely to use services for any mental health problem compared to whites. Our work examines the prevalence of mental disorders in African Americans in primary care and community settings. We also study whether common predictors of mental health problems—particularly gender, income, employment status, marital status, and insurance type—are associated with mental health disorders in this population.

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 and Research;
Co-Director Financial Capability and Asset Building