Anna K Lee

Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs/Endowed Professor of Health Psychology

Anna K Lee
College of Health & Human Sciences

College of Health & Human Sciences

New Science Building 230
Ph.D.Psychology / Howard University
M.S.Psychology / Howard University
B.S.Psychology / Southern University and A&M College


Dr. Anna Lee is the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs and an Endowed Professor of Health Psychology in the John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Lee received her PhD degree in social psychology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a BS degree in psychology from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. She teaches courses in Black Psychology, Community Psychology, Applied Health Psychology and Media Psychology.

Research Interests

My research focus is on the impact of structural inequities (i.e., racism, sexism, discrimination and stigma) on health and education outcomes among people from underrepresented groups. My work has been funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Spencer Foundation. I am co-director of the Collective Health and Education Equity Research (CHEER) collaborative.

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Recent Publications

  • Alexa Allan, Alyssa Gamaldo, Regina Wright, Adrienne Aiken-Morgan, Anna Lee, Jason Allaire, Roland Thorpe, Jr., Keith Whitfield (2023). (Differential Associations Between the Area Deprivation Index and Measures of Physical Health for Older Black Adults). (2) 78, pp. 253-263. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.
  • Anna Lee, Jeannette Wade, Ailton Coleman, Kimberly Smith, Melicia Glover (2023). (The Vicarious Intersectional Trauma (VIT) Conceptual Model: A Framework for Studying the Health-Related Impact of Exposure to Intersectional Violence on Social-Media). (6) 54, pp. 490-512. JOURNAL OF BLACK STUDIES.
  • Arvav Jhala, Yang Cheng, Jean Goodwin, Munindar Singh, Mohd Anwar, Lauren Davis, Steven Jiang, Anna Lee, Younho Seong, Siobahn Grady, Deepak Kumar, Tianduo Zhang (2022). (A Digital Communication Twin for Addressing Misinformation: Vision, Challenges, Opportunities ). (2) 36, pp. 36--41. IEEE Internet Computing.
  • Anna Lee, Jeannette Wade, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Dextiny McCain, Christopher Doss, Smriti Shrestha, Adrienne Morgan (2022). (Contextualizing the racial gradient in covid-19 outcomes: Narratives from HBCU students). pp. 9. Journal of American College Health .
  • Anna Lee, Maya Corneille, Karen Jackson, Bahby Banks, Sherrice Allen, Robin Coger-Simmons, Margaret Kanipes-Spinks, Stephanie Luster-Teasley (2022). (Narratives of Black Women STEM Faculty: Breaking Barriers to Promote Institutional Transformation at HBCUs). (1) 3, pp. 36. ADVANCE Journal.
  • Jeannette Wade, Stephanie Teixeira Poit, Anna Lee, Sally Ryman, Dextiny McCain, Christopher Doss, Smriti Shrestha, Adrienne Aiken Morgan (2022). (Navigating a Pandemic: A Qualitative Study of Knowledge, Sources of Information, and Covid-19 Related Precautions Taken by HBCU Students). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Dispariies.
  • Sherrice Allen, Anna Lee, Maya Corneille, Robin Coger-Simmons, Margaret Kanipes-Spinks, Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Anthony DePass (2022). (Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing Women in STEM at an HBCU). (1) 3, pp. 33. ADVANCE Journal.
  • Anna Lee, Maya Corneille, Karen Jackson, Bahby Banks (2021). (Pathways to Institutional Transformation at HBCUS: Recommendations from HBCU Black Women STEM Faculty. ). (4) 1, pp. 1-18. SN Social Sciences .
  • Naomi Hall, Danielle Dickens, Anna Lee, Maya Corneille, Sinead Younge (2020). (Colorism and Racial Politics at Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs). ). In K.M. Woodson and J. Wadley, (Colorism, Then, Now & Tomorrow: Redefining A Global Phenomenon, with Implications for Policy, Research, and Practice) pp. 101-121. Fielding University Press.
  • Maya Corneille, Anna Lee, Kimberly Harris, Karen Jackson, M Covington (2020). (Developing Culturally and Structurally Responsive Approaches to STEM Education to Advance Education Equity. ). (1) 89, pp. 48-57. Journal of Negro Education.
  • Dawn Henderson, S Irsheid, Maya Corneille, Anna Lee, K McLeod, J Jones (2020). (“They Try and Break Us But They Can’t”: The Cultural Ethos Youth of Color Engage and Rely on to Persevere and Navigate Racial Stressors in the U.S. Public Education System). pp. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558420942476 . Journal of Adolescent Research.
  • Anna Lee (2019). (Barriers to the Advancement of Women of Color Faculty in STEM: The Need for Promoting Equity using an Intersectional Framework). (3) 38, Equality, diversity and inclusion: An international journal.
  • Cecile Yancu, Amber Debono, Anna Lee, Correll McRae (2018). (Prehypertensive Risk Among African-American Undergraduates: Do The Extra Pounds Really Matter?). (4) 11, Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.
  • Karen Jackson, Penny Wallin, Anna Lee (2017). (Educators Voices from Integrated Writing and Problem Solving Common Core Workshop). (3) 2, Journal of Research Initiatives.
  • Anna Lee, Maya Corneille, Naomi Hall, Cecile Yancu, Micha Meyers (2016). (The stressors of being young and Black: Cardiovascular health and Black young adults). pp. 1-31. Psychology and Health.
  • Anna Lee, Naomi Hall-Byers (2015). (Infusing global awareness in the college classroom: The use of an international faculty development experience). Pedagogy and the Human Sciences.
  • Naomi Hall-Byers, Anna Lee, Daphne Witherspoon (2014). (Factors Influencing Dating Experiences Among African American Emerging Adults). (3) 2, pp. 184-194. Emerging Adulthood.
  • Cecile Yancu, Anna Lee, Daphne Witherspoon, Correll McRae (2012). (Participant recruitment of African American college students at an historically black college and university (HBCU): Challenges and strategies for health-related research). (Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice) (1) 5, pp. 5. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.
  • Michele Lewis, Anna Lee (2009). (Critical consciousness in introductory psychology: A historically black university context). 1, pp. 50-60. Pedagogy and the Human Sciences.
  • Anna Lee, Tracie Lee-Roberson (2009). (The Problem, Prevalence and Consequences of Race-Based Crime). Journal of Justice Studies & The Center for Community Safety at WSSU.
  • Anna Lee (2008). (Beyond Perceptions of Whites: African American evaluations of other ethnic groups). Griot: Journal of African American Studies.
  • Anna Lee, Kellina Craig-Henderson (2005). (Interethnic aggression and willingness to help: Judgments of Black and White victims and perpetrators). (5) 33, pp. 513-522. Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal.