Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences Department College of Education University of Houston
Dr. Chakema Carmack is a community psychologist with a specialty in statistics and methodology (Ph.D., Wichita State University; Post-Doc, The Pennsylvania State University). Dr. Carmack currently contributes to the field of prevention science through research that involves elucidating HIV, HPV, and other STI (sexually transmitted infection) disparities in African American and Hispanic American communities. Her focus is on using health behavior theory and biopsychosocial approaches to understand how social and environmental determinants influence mental health and health behavior outcomes. Her research is intended to inform behavioral risk-reduction programs that reflect the unique cultural needs of these populations. Other areas of research focus involve the use of complex adaptive systems methodology and latent variable modeling to explore associations between psychosocial cognitions and sexual risk behavior. Dr. Carmack currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Psychological Health & Learning Sciences Department at the University of Houston, USA.
Health behavior theory