Alisa K. Lincoln. PhD, MPH
Department of Health Sciences, Faculty, Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research
Office: 314 INV
Professor Lincoln’s research examines the way that social exclusion and marginalization both contributes to and is a consequence of poor health, and specifically mental health. She examines questions related to social factors and their relationships with mental health and mental health services focusing on how social disadvantage impacts people’s mental health and their experiences and outcome in mental health care. Her work has examined public mental health services, racial and ethnic disparities and health, and literacy and health.
Her current work includes:
Her multiple research teams also prioritize the inclusion of students through a shared mentorship approach including undergraduates, master’s level, doctoral level and post-doctoral students. She has over 20 years of continuous research funding from sources including NIMH, NIMHD, SAMHSA, and NIJ. Finally, she is the Chair of the Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association, and an Elected Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the American Psycho-Pathological Association (APPA).
Ph.D. Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
M.P.H., Boston University School of Public Health
B.A. in International Relations/Sociology, Tufts University
Institutional Affiliations & Appointments :
Director, Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research
Associate Dean of Research, College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Public mental health; health disparities; CBPR; marginalization, exclusion and health; stigma
Society and Health (PHTH1120/SOCL1120)
Society, Behavior and Health (PHTH 6204)
Selected Recent Publications:
Ellis, B. H., Lincoln, A. K., Abdi, S. M., Nimmons, E. A., Lakin, P. R., Issa, O., & Decker, S. H. (in-press). “We All Have Stories”: Black Muslim Immigrants’ Experience with the Police.” Race and Justice.
Alegria, M., Nakash, O., Johnson, K., Ault-Brutus, A., Carson, N., Fillbrunn, N., Cheng, A., Harris, T., Polo, A., Lincoln, A. K., Freeman, E., Bostford, B., Rosenbaum, M., Epelbaum, C., LaRoche, M., Okpokwasili – Johnson, E., Carrasco, M., Shrout, P. (in-press). Effectiveness of the DECIDE Interventions in Patient-Provider Shared-Decision Making and Quality of Care. JAMA Psychiatry.
Lincoln, A. K., *Adams, W., *Eyllon, M., *Garverich, S., Prener, C., Griffith, J., Paasche-Orlow, M., Hopper, K. (2017). The Double-Stigma of Limited Literacy and Mental Illness: examining barriers to recovery and participation among public mental health service users. Society and Mental Health. 7 (3), 121-141
Cook, B.L., Zuvekas, S.H., Chen, J., Progavac, A., Lincoln, A.K. (2017) Assessing the Individual, Neighborhood, and Policy Predictors of Disparities in Mental Health Care. Medical Care Research and Review. 74 (4), 404-430.
Lincoln, A.K., Wallace, L.*, Kaminski, M.S.*, Lindeman, K., Aulier, L., Delman, J. (2016). Understanding The Frequent Use Of Psychiatric Emergency Services: A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach. Community Mental Health Journal. 52 (8), 1015-1021.
Selected Recent Projects:
Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL) – founding faculty co-director
Exploring Pathways Among Discrimination and Health Among Somali Young Adults
Selected Public Service:
Chair, Section on the Sociology of Mental Health, American Sociological Association