About the Center for Mental Health Disparities

About Our Center

Interdisciplinary Teamwork

The CMHD brings together researchers from across the University whose interests focus on improving mental health care for under-represented groups. In addition to the director, Dr. Monnica Williams, this includes additional UofL faculty from across the university, a community advisory board, and collaborators from other institutions. The CMHD also trains UofL doctoral students, master’s students, doctoral students from other universities, and undergraduate research assistants.

Physical Space

The CMHD's primary offices include approximately 1150 sq. ft. of space, and an additional 500 square feet available for Center expansion. The CMHD is located on the third floor of Davidson Hall, which is adjacent to the main Departmental offices in the Life Sciences Building, where Dr. Williams has her faculty office. The center includes two assessment rooms, which are equipped with two-way mirrors and state-of-the-art recording technology, controlled from a central AV room. There is an administrative office for staff members and undergraduate research assistants. There are two offices for graduate students, with three desks each, including an undergraduate research station. There is an additional conference room, adjacent to the administrative offices. The space has been recently renovated, with new furniture.